Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Equality, love and peace

I believe that all of us are created equal. I also believe that after that point, all bets are off. Some of us go far, some of don't care, some of us are indispensable and others are very dispensable.

In business, we look at our employees as family, which is good for some things, not for others. I think we should care about each other and be there in times of need. I also believe that some people are just fantastic and they should not get the exact treatment of someone who punches the clock.

There are people and positions that are critical to your company. Likewise, there may be people and positions that are just not. Is it harsh to say that? At a CPA, the accountants are critical, but maybe there are some positions that don't make or break the firm. At a creative company, your strategists and idea people make or break you. Perhaps your bookkeeper doesn't.

When we combine those critical positions with fantastic people, we have an opportunity to really prosper. I suggest that we realize those positions of extreme importance and make sure our efforts are on securing the right people and rewarding them to achieve that critical performance.

Barry LaBov
LaBov Marketing Communications and Training

1 comment:

  1. What makes me really enjoy Barry LaBov’s blog is his matter of fact point of view. He doesn’t sugarcoat it. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been keeping tabs on two employees. The one always stays late and is ready to step up into new projects. The other does just as good of work, but is out the door at 5:01. If I had to choose, I would take the former every time.