People who are the bedrock of your organization—staffers who are stable, reliable, and have years of experience and who embody your values and culture—should be nurtured over time, instead of being ignored or taken for granted. Do this with three key actions:
- Include bedrock employees in decision-making and strategic development.
- Engage these people as critics, influencers, and change agents on an ongoing basis.
- Demonstrate to others that you value bedrock employees as advisors and mentors.