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What this episode is about and why you should care

In a world where employee tenure is shrinking and where independent workers are on the rise, organizations are struggling to find a new way of working with employees. Employees in the meantime are thinking of ways they can develop their careers while always keeping an eye on “the next best opportunity” to come their way. Clearly there is a challenge for businesses today when it comes to trust in loyalty. So, is there a solution that can benefit both parties? One approach is to use the concepts outlined in a recent book called The Alliance which focuses on “tours of duty” or rotational periods of employment. During a tour of duty an employee commits to completing something for the employer and the employer commits to helping the employee advance their career, learn new skills, grow their network, etc.   To learn more about the “tour of duty” along with other concepts from The Alliance, I invited Chris Yeh to join me on The Future of Work Podcast.

What you will learn in this episode  

  • What is a “Tour of Duty” and how long do they last?
  • What are some ways to maintain employee engagement?
  • What are ways that businesses can utilize and build alliances?
  • How does trust play a role in the business world?
  • What are the different classifications of the Tour of Duty
  • What approach you can use to increase employee retention
  • Understanding of the role managers pay in an organization
  • Learn the framework that will help you retain employees
  • What employees can do to build an Alliance
  • What employers can do to build an Alliance