Understanding the Roots of Technical Professionals
By Patrick Ropella Posted 02/13/2015
What incentives can I provide to my technical workers to make sure they stay motivated and excited about their job?
High turnover of technical and scientific staff can have a potentially devastating impact on your company’s standing as a market leader. Here are a few tips to keep your technology professionals from taking the bait of a new job offer from a competitor.
- Give Them Independence. Resist the temptation to micromanage. Technology workers enjoy controlling the pace and project content of their work.
- Challenge Their Skill Set. Provide tough projects that show you appreciate and trust their abilities.
- Encourage Them to Learn. Provide opportunities for learning, knowledge sharing, and experimenting with new ideas and technologies.
- Build a “Technical Community.” Create technical peer groups help professionals tie their fields of interest in with the organization.