In conducting exit interviews, I am sure to use a spirit of open and honest feedback with the goal of continuous improvement. As I reflect back on some of the interviews I’ve done over the years, I recognize that negativity has been forefront in the ultimate departure of some former employees. Negativity doesn’t make a bad employee, it just provides a challenge to their role and to management. There is definitely credibility to the fact that some employees will hit their ceiling and likely no longer be a fit in the culture we are building and strengthening. However, negativity affects how employees interact with their peers, how they view the company goals, how they react to challenges, and how they view the culture of the company – and can absolutely affect the role they fill.