Wally Amos, of old Famous Amos Cookies, has been a positive inspiration to all of us for many decades.
In a recent article he wrote in The Costco Connection (Costco Mag), Wally explains how employer’s patience with their employees provides benefits.
He cites how an employee overcooked a batch of cookies and how he calmly used this negative experience, which was a financial loss, into a learning lesson.
Wally states “In looking for ways to save money and time, and to motivate your employees, a good starting point might be to examine how you treat your people. It costs a lot more to train a new employee than it does to help and encourage your current employees to get each “take” right. Your employees are your most important assets. Happy, positive employees create a strong bottom line.”
Not only can you have a positive work environment, where you spend more of your awaking hours, but you can communicate the benefits of a safe workplace. Bottom line, less claims, avoidance of the claims disruption to work flow, lower costs of doing business —— employers can then focus on their goals and objectives with fewer distractions.
Perhaps having a more optimistic attitude towards others, and being more respectful of your employees for their role and the fact that they contribute to your financial success, will make a difference in your organization’s outcomes.
Let’s face it…you want to avoid HR issues and workers’ compensation injuries. Happy employees who are treated with respect typically do not have these types of issues.
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