Ages ago, I served as Creative Director for an international agency. The owner was a bright, young entrepreneur, but he adamantly opposed any further training for his employees because “what if they go somewhere else?” Not long after, for various reasons, the company had to shut its doors and those employees went somewhere else anyway.
My first takeaway: fear alone is a lousy thing to base a decision on.
My second takeaway: what happens if you don’t help your employees learn and grow and they do stay?
– Matthew Porter