I was let in on the privilege that Golden Envelope Cultures do not work. This means environments where to keep valued employees, you give them more money every time they voice ambitions to move on.
The wholesale/distribution guys I met that told me this took over two years to eradicate its destructive echoes. I’ve only really come across this in the flesh myself once.
A salesgirl called Nikki selling ERP software alongside me, led management a merrie little dance after, having enjoyed early success, kept saying she’d defect to competition or else. The managers were muppets for caving in and she got ever more brazen with her piss-taking, which had the affect of alienating all us over guys so they lost more from our career choices than they ever would through her.