Employers are working hard to keep you happy. More content employees are less likely to quit, which saves companies money and helps businesses hold on to top talent, according to a recent study.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk does his best to inspire his employees (and keep them from leaving) by motivating them to succeed and by helping them feel like they're part of a larger team.
His tactics make sense financially: Research compiled by company review website Glassdoor shows that businesses invest a lot of money when hiring new employees. On average, it takes HR recruiters 52 days to fill an open position, which is up from 48 days in 2011.
How does Musk do it at his companies? He pushes his senior executives to find ways to motivate and inspire their employees through selflessness. Musk suggests that leaders do this by "reducing the noise in their work."
The CEO says if leaders understand the fundamental principles of what they're trying to do they can avoid "building on faulty ground."