Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Quality Doesn't Have To Come At A Price

When was the last time you thanked your employees . . . individually?  And I'm talking about just a simple thank you.

When was the last time you shook one of your employees hands?

When was the last time you sent one of your employees a simply - hand written - note of encouragement?

Wow, don't these things sound simple?  And notice one thing that each has in common - they don't cost a thing.  Nada!  AND, as a bonus to you . . . they take very little time.

If you take a look around you can find MANY simple, and free (or at least cheap), things that you can do for your employees to thank them, to encourage them, and to create team spirit.  And what's that going to do?  Among other things, it will help to create a quality driven atmosphere.

People typically react very positively to just simple acts of kindness and inclusion.  It gives them a sense of belonging and need.  And with those feeling's comes the desire to share them themselves.

So get ready to thank, shake, and write.  And while you're at it,  lets bring back the simple everyday "art" of conversation.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Keep It Out

As we get closer and closer to election time, we hear more and more "stuff".  And that's exactly what it is.

Have you ever wondered how no one is ever wrong when it comes to politics?  Why is that?  Because we never know ALL of the facts on why someone did this or didn't do that or thought this or that . . . NEVER.

Politics boils down to one thing - opinion.  Anytime someone speaks of politics, it's mostly the way they've developed "information" in their own head.  No matter what, you can't win the argument.  So what purpose is there to purposely bringing non-winnable arguments into the office?

I say, go ahead and have your opinion.  Everyone's entitled to it.  But don't bring it in the form of a controversy   There are so many other things in the office that we can constructively put that effort towards.

Oh, by the way . . . the same goes about religion.