I worked for a major beverage company
whose executives would boast
of past employees’ successes
even if these successes
were at other companies.
It drove us to achieve
and actually created more loyalty,
rather than less.
Employees knew the door was always open.
We could come back if we wanted to.
We also knew that would be awkward
if we went to work
for the competition.
Another company I worked for
‘don’t let the door hit you on the way out’
Once you were gone,
you were considered dead to the company.
Many former employees
ended up at the competition.
If they tried another industry
and didn’t like it,
they had no other option.
If you want to weaken your competition,
make returning to your company easy.
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