This article was originally posted on LinkedIn here.
There is an infamous saying that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately:
People Quit Managers, Not Companies
I’ve spent the last 10 years traveling to over 30 U.S. states speaking and training thousands of engineering professionals, and I can attest to the truth of this statement — that engineers do quit managers, not companies.
In fact, a study by Gallup concluded that one in two people admitted to having left a job to get away from a bad manager, and 70% of the factors that contribute to your happiness at work are directly related to your manager.