FreshlyBrewedIdeas Cluster #1

Sajan Mathew
2 min readMar 29, 2022

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Here are the top 5 ideas for March 29, 2022

1. Tackle retention issues with stay interviews

If you are a manager, you would agree that retaining people is challenging and a bit tricky one day they are all happy and engaged and the next day they come to you about their decision to move on. I think every manager should be supportive of their team member’s growth and at the same time make sure their decision to leave the organization to grow is not stemming from the issues that could have been addressed proactively. This idea speaks to conducting “stay” interviews to proactively identify issues and problems and solve them so that you don’t lose highly engaged and motivated employees.

2. Leverage halo effect when starting a new job

The first few weeks on a new job in both important for the employer and the employee because it is the period when an employee starts they experience the people and the culture of the organization and decide whether they see themselves staying there for long and for the employer to form an impression about their new hire before enough they start delivering results. There is evidence that when you have a favorable impression of someone, you evaluate their actions more favorably than when you have an unfavorable impression and this is called “the halo effect.” Here are a few things you can do to get your work off to a running start and construct your halo.

3. Manage negative attitude at work with positively

People who carry negative attitudes generally get excluded by others but sometimes in your personal and professional life, you don’t often have the luxury to avoid negative people. You have to deal with them but positively and here’s how.


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Sajan Mathew

Curious and empathetic thinker skilled at driving human-centered design innovation and strategy