If people are really the most important resource in business, why does the average executive spend more time learning to read a balance sheet than acquiring a “thorough understanding” of human behavior?
I’ve heard hundreds of business leaders say things like “Our people are our most important resource.” In spite of that, reduction of the workforce – downsizing – is often the first recourse for controlling costs, not the last.
Aubrey C. Daniels, Bringing Out the best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement
Suggestion for the day – pay attention to the people around you at work. Practice some form of active encouragement. Help bring out the best in the people all around you.
This is not just the job for the “leader” or “boss.” This is the job of everybody on the team, for everybody on the team…
…Question: do the people in your company or organization feel “cared for?” It’s tough to bring out the best in people who feel neglected, not listened to, not “cared for.”