Committment Takes Vision / by TJ Kastning

Recently the team and I were discussing retention strategy; an important subject considering the difficulty recruiting poses to noobies. It is technically and emotionally difficult to develop skills for success before the patience or money runs out.

Retention is not so much about the difficulty of the mission, however, but rather the intensity of vision that acts as an antidote to the emotional stress. Thus, as a team leader, I need to forecast a vision larger than this placement or that placement but that person's future role in the company, increase in responsibilities, upgrading the office, future partnership opportunity, buying better equipment, all this factors into the commitment the recruiter will then have.

Constant vision-casting is not natural to me as the head down sprint is more my style. It's a process...