Managers often overlook a key question during performance reviews: do you think you could contribute and grow more in a different company?
It’s a difficult question to ask. There needs to be a high level of trust in place. But if an employee feels that we have always wanted what was best for them, they will answer truthfully.
We can help most employees grow within our own organization, but some will only reach their full potential outside of it. “Losing” an employee this way should not be seen as a failure. In fact, it’s a grand gesture of faith and trust.