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Re^2: Assessing the cost of losing good developers

by lin0 (Curate)
on Jun 29, 2007 at 20:14 UTC ( #624144=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Hi apl,

The point of view of the Pointy-haired Management is very limited in the sense that they are only considering the $cost_differential instead of the total cost that would include among other things:

  • the cost differential,
  • the cost of acquiring a new employee,
  • the cost of training the new employee,
  • the cost paid to integrate the new employee,
  • the cost of excess overtime payment to compensate the temporary performance downfall,
  • the cost of loss of production or loss of customers, and
  • the monetary value of loss of morale of remaining employees.

I guess that this lack of vision is what causes so many businesses to fail

Cheers,

lin0


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Re^3: Assessing the cost of losing good developers
by apl (Monsignor) on Jul 01, 2007 at 14:15 UTC
    Hi lin0. You raise a lot of excellent points, all usually ignored by Pointy-Haired Management. Perhaps now is the time to mention The Mythical Man-Month?

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