Employee Walkout

Case study


One team at a company walked out (did not return from a break) in protest of how they were being treated by their manager.


New leadership trying to understand the effects of perceived continued mistreatment of the employees by the manager.


We worked with the leadership team to develop a process to conduct investigations and possible next steps, depending on the information learned in the investigations. We coached leadership through how to conduct interviews and make decisions about what to do as a result of the information they learned.


Among other actions, the leadership team interviewed each team member who participated in the walk-out to understand what drove them to leave. After interviews, leadership had a better understanding of different things that were happening within the team so that they could address issues going forward.

“In our industry, we’re constantly working to find great talent. Thanks to Vivo Growth Partners, our recruiting efforts have greatly improved.”

-Thor Hess, EVP, Southeastern Equipment Co. Inc.

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