What are the life cycles that you know about? While we all know that there is a life cycle for a product, even an employee in an organisation passes through a life cycle.
Employee life cycle is a process where the life cycle of an employee in an organization is understood. An employee goes through many stages in an organization. From joining the company to understanding the business to becoming an expert at work to participating in strategies and in the end losing interest. All these stages compass the life of an employee in a company.
Employee is also passing from same stages:
“An athlete cannot run with money in his pocket. He must run with hope in his heart and dream in his head“. – Emil Zatopek
When employee is in initial stage at that time he always enter with hope in his heart and dream. During this period, they try to give 100%. Some are doing mistakes and learn from it and some are repeating same thing again and again and after some years they have an excuse that we are giving our sweat and blood to this company since last X years but receiving nothing and others are receiving too much beyond their expectation.
Actually when employee is in initial stage, at that time he is like a rubber and can adapt to almost all situations. But the fact is that many of the employees are not realizing the fact to survive in this world he has to update his knowledge and taking some responsibility and complete it in proper way.
There are some employees who are constantly working on their weakness and understand what corporate demands. During this stage, there carrier were like a storm, their attitude towards works and company is like anything beyond compare.These employees create a positive aura around themselves, learn faster and give an inspiration to others. They use to win and try to maintain this habit because winning today is not enough. You need to win today and tomorrow.
For this type of employees they are looking for a right environment or create a right environment and become a leader. Leader knows that if they create right environment, talent will flourish. Organizations rarely have to tell talented, driven players to perform.
During this stage, many of the employees believe themselves to be a Tiger and try to act in the same way. In this stage they would be in a senior position. There was a nice thought that to survive in 21st century, we should know the concept of, “Learn, unlearn and relearn”. But none of us are following the same. After securing a higher position, they are not ready to update knowledge and remove the unwanted stuff.
But in today’s corporate world especially in India, if one is securing a higher position then we can see a drastically change in his attitude. No doubt, higher management gave him this opportunity as per his capabilities but to maintain the same is a very difficult task. It has been observed that people who are in higher position are not aware with ground realities, day to day changes in his field
Every living or non living thing has to undergo one stage i.e., “Decline”, so, same is applicable for Employee also. But as a company, they can avoid this stage by changing the responsibility. One can say that it’s better to become Master of one instead of Jack of all. For an employee talent and right attitude is required but as employee approaches/ comes into maturity stage, it might be possible that his/her attitude will be changed and they will not do any changes in their daily activities to sharpen their talent.
A talented individual without the right attitude can’t be a long term sustainable winner. A person without great attitude but with limited talent could still be a great champion member of team. A combination of these two will make the person a real winner.
So, it’s better for an employee as well as company to take right decision as employee as they were in maturity stage.Its Important for a company as well as employee to take a decision when they receive a signal of decline.