I hear Mark and Wendii often mention goodwill as a benefit that employees accept by staying at an organization. They also put it in reverse terms, that organizations have to compensate you when you come to a new job for your loss of such goodwill.
I understand their term of goodwill is essentially good reputation or good relationships throughout the organization. A well lubricated internal network allows more work to get done with less friction, and therefor in less time. This makes my job easier for sure. But it also makes me more valuable to my organization.
Why would another company pay me more because I begin less able to get my job done, for lack of an internal network? Why would my company pay me less because I am well connected internally and have great relationships?
I know salary compression also happens because there is a lack of market competition. I'm already there. But this goodwill explanation has never made sense to me. It as least *as valuable* to the organization as it is to me.
Please respond if you have made sense of this. Thank you!