Okay. I will admit it. For years I have ignored our lawn. This year our lawn has decided to strike back. Blades of grass have been replaced with mounds of dirt. I’m told that I can get my old lawn back by watering my newly seeded lawn twice daily. I will believe it when I see it. At least I have learned a valuable lesson. You cannot ignore things and expect them to grow.
I see this happen in companies all of the time. One person leaves. Then another. Attention is not paid until there are visible signs of distress in the workplace.
Take it from me. Nurture your employees and continue to provide opportunities for their growth or you will soon find yourself spending hours of your day trying to re-seed your organization.