646- The Devil in the Details

Episode: 646

Episode Title: The Devil in the Details


Many people quit not for one big reason, but because of a multitude of small annoyances that were allowed to build up. More on this, next on The Perna Syndicate.


Ep 646 show:

This is The Perna Syndicate and I’m your host, Mark Perna. Thanks for tuning in! Have you ever heard the phrase “the devil is in the details”? In other words, sometimes it’s the small and seemingly insignificant things that can make or break us. The message is that we need to pay attention to the small stuff before it turns into big stuff. 


This is especially true in the workplace today. Regardless of whether we’re in a recession or a tight labor market, it makes sense to retain the talented workers you already have. In many cases, it’s the little details that can influence an employee’s decision to stay—or leave. 


According to a recent report by Coda, many people leave their jobs not because of one big reason, but as a result of multiple annoyances throughout the workday. 


The study flagged four significant areas of aggravation that we’ve probably all felt: mornings, email, meetings, and brainstorming. If the minor annoyances associated with these areas are allowed to pile up, they can have a major negative impact.


The good news? None of these things is really all that hard to adjust. Calibrating your process in these small areas can yield big wins to boost morale and retention. 


The devil really can be in the details, so pay attention to the little things before they become big.  


Tomorrow: are companies wasting their employees’ most productive times of the day? Subscribe to The Perna Syndicate now on your favorite platform so you don’t miss this topic and more, coming up this week. See you back here tomorrow!

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