If you’ve worked in an office setting anywhere since 1985, chances are good that you have seen “those” posters.
You know: “Teamwork” with the men rowing a competitive boat. Or “Inspiration” with two mountain climbers. Or even the ever popular kitten, “Hang in there, baby, Friday’s coming!”
Meant to rally the work-a-day troops, these messages tend to border on the hokey. But there is something to be said about wise words that are meant drive sales and production. (After all, Rosie the Riveter became a popular World War II hero on posters nationwide.)
Lately, I’ve noticed famous quotes posted on the bottom of work emails along the same vein. And this one caught my attention: “If you don’t take care of your customers, someone else will.”
While the origin of the saying is unknown and it’s actually been used in business settings since the 1980s, the premise is perhaps just as important today. Truer words could not be spoken.
With the work environment busier than ever and people physically (and mentally) busier than ever, you can lose sight of who actually gets your small business’s work done. It would be worth your time, to take a few minutes, look around at your employees and let them know they are appreciated. Small gestures like Friday bagels and donuts or larger gestures like the occasional afternoon off during warmer months (as long as your team is covered), goes a long way.
Looking out for your team, making them feel valued, and letting them know that you have their best interests is not only a goodwill gesture, you also are creating a sense of trust and loyalty in your workplace. And don’t forget to give employees positive goals to strive for, thinking of their future, too.
So, when the competition comes knocking, your staff will remember their boss is someone who inspires them to do their best and appreciates what they are already doing.
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