Zweig Media: TZL Ep 49 - Unexpected Departures

Nov 01, 2016

In our brand new podcast format, we interview Mark Zweig, CEO of Zweig Group about an article he recently wrote in The Zweig Letter about dealing with the unexpected departure of an employee. ( "When a Key Person Jumps Ship," Issue 1160, 7/18/16). Mark and I spoke at length about ways that you can deal with the sudden departure of a key team member. It can be an unsettling time for some, but with proper planning, your firm can avoid that uneasy feeling when you lose someone that has the keys to everything in your organization. Mark talks about how you deal with this issue and also helps you understand that every departure is not equal or necessarily a bad thing. Remember the phrase "Addition by subtraction!" sometimes it can be that simple. Dealing with unexpected departures from an AEC Design Firm requires planning and coordination among HR and the firm leadership to allow for a smooth transition, dealing with client management issues, and figuring out if and when you need to fill the open position. In more than three decades Mark Zweig has seen it all from an HR perspective and shares some great employment ideas in this podcast. Enjoy the latest iteration of The Zweig Letter podcast and let us know what you think about the new format. See you next week! Additional Information: Contact: @MarkZweig Sponsor: Subscribe to The Zweig Letter for free! For more information on The Zweig Letter Podcast contact Randy Wilburn or @RandyWilburn

About Zweig Group

Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm management and marketing, the go-to source for data and research, and the leading provider of customized learning and training. Zweig Group exists to help AEC firms succeed in a complicated and challenging marketplace through services that include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Valuation, Executive Search, Board of Director Services, Ownership Transition, Marketing & Branding, and Business Development Training. The firm has offices in Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.