If You Work Hard, Then...


This boss seems to recognize that his success is a direct result of the hard work of his team.  What he doesn't understand is that his team members' hard work needs to be recognized - and rewarded.  The best companies I know create an environment where their people feel energized and valued.  Pay, benefits, profit sharing, and perks are important, but so is recognition and appreciation, freedom, trust, and opportunities for growth.  If these elements are missing, the best people will leave.

To paraphrase the famous quote by Richard Branson, if you put your people first, they'll take care of your clients and your business and make you successful.