4 Management Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Employees

Managers, take note: A recent Gallup study has found that a whopping 51% of your employees are likely searching for a new job. Thankfully, there are a number of measures you can take to prevent a mass exodus, says Piyush Patel, author of Lead Your Tribe, Love Your Work.

"One of the greatest challenges leaders have is to identify what's really happening—how do people act when no one else is watching?" he asks. Given that 47% of workers cite company culture as the most important factor when finding a job, he says that should be the first area managers assess.

"There is no magic pill that'll tell you if you have a good culture, but there are some things you can do to identify red flags that you might need to address," he says. "A good leader is proactive instead of reactive. If you're reacting to your team's culture, you're already behind." Ahead, he spotlights the most common mistakes and red flags of a toxic work culture—and how to avoid them before it's too late.