So... still skeptical about the value of your people? Of course not,
as you would say. But how come you could just fire them or lay
Well, firing is understandable if competence has negatively
affected productivity. But what about laying off?
"Recession isn't the fault of the workers. If management take
the risk of hiring them, we have to take the responsibility for
them." ~ Morita Akio
Oh, so, it's the outside factors. Yet, who is in charge of the
company's direction? The Executives. Particularly the CEO.
Hence, if there's anyone who should be "laid off", shouldn't it be
the CEO? Makes more sense, right?
Yes, CEOs and everybody else can be fired, recession or not
but for ineptitude or worse... for embezzlement. But why lay off
your people if not for those reasons? As the Leader, can't you
find any other means than what you think as an obvious
"If corporate health falters, the priority should be to mobilize
human potential, to restore or maintain trust and civic
behaviour and to increase professionalism and good
citizenship." - Arie De Geus
See, we even keep telling the world our people is like family.
People, WACADAD. "Words are cheap and deeds are dear".
When you say family, you should be aware of the responsibilities
that go with it. Unfortunately, many just likes the fun, no wonder
why there's so many break ups.
Hold it there. Let's get off the down side and back to business.
Family is about staying together for better or for worse. If there's
a problem, you talk about it, you look for ways, you don't blame
each other and separate. You hold on even more in tough times.
Family makes each other better people.
An organization who really treats people like family understands
what family is; and applies its principles resulting in a stronger
unit ready for challenges and always aspiring.
"You do not get good people if you lay off half your work force
just because one year the economy isn't very good and then
you hire them back." - Ken Iverson
Value your people just like how you value your customers.
Treat your people just like how you treat your family.
Notice, successful organizations and families have, among
many others, the most crucial thing in common -- they are happy.
And when you are happy, it brings out the best in you.
Everything is done with much enthusiasm, great ideas just
come pouring in, and the cash register, yes, the cash register...
...it just keeps ringing!
Do you know how to make your people happy?
"You are the company, its success depends and reflects on
how much you value your people."