I have no problem paying team members and investing in them to grow, learn, get better, then leave me…
My audio/video lead recently moved to Australia to pursue continued education in media at a school he respected.
This is his 5th year with me. Been personally rewarding watching him:
- Grow from part timer into full time.
- Full time to hiring team members to support him.
- Taking those team members and building a division that he’d lead.
- Encouraging him to follow his passions, do scary things, move if he felt like moving, and take risks.
Eventually, his skillset will be more valuable than the role I can give him. When that happens, I told him he’ll consider looking for a new job. I encouraged him to do so and to not feel bad when that time comes.
Of course, I don’t want him to leave. But I want my team to be the best versions of themselves, even if I don’t benefit.
The long-term personal reward in playing a small part in others winning outpaces the short-term losses of the day they leave.
Just want people to win and be happy.