Gone out of the window these days it seems …I wonder why?
Ever wondered as a CEO about those actually producing your product …you know …the guys that actually make it …I guess it’s all about RESPECT!!!
Hmmmmm….respect has to be EARNED right?
Weeeeeeeell ….here’s a suprise for you …IT CUTS BOTH WAYS!!!
21st century business should be about COLLABORATION not top down ….listen to your employees ….treat them well …why should the guy on the shop floor actually making the product be treated with any less respect than those in the bloody boardroom!!!
Ha …yes well …ever the positive …trying to look for solutions ….here is what I suggest …and who the hell am I to say so …but what the hell its my blog I can say what I like and quite frankly right at this moment I don’t give a shit
BUT ….some solutions could be
BACK TO THE FLOOR FOR CEO’s and others that may have lost perspective on what they are actually manufacturing ….not to ‘spy’ …but honestly say to the employees ‘RIGHT …show me the ropes and I’ll come and work alongside you for a week …be open …’I’ve lost perspective’ feel I need to learn from you what it’s like doing this job and you can tell me about any issues and we could work together on what might help improve it …yep …you need the customers but if you treat the guys on the shop floor like shit you ain’t got a happy company!!!!
Although FORTUNATELY for you many employees stoically go on …minimising any problems due to fear of losing their job ….FOLK HAVE TO EAT AND PUT A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD!!!
Hmmmmmm maybe try to live on a shop floor workers salary for a week too!!!!
Hmmmm and in actual fact …what about it working the other way …come and see what it’s like dong my job for a day …if things are GENUINELY going to change in a company …you know …OOooooooh look at this lovely glossy broshure we send out to customers ….hmmmmm but we miss out what it’s like for the folk that MAKE the damn product …..make it a REAL ‘we’re all in it together’ folk need to feel valued and respected and have a better understanding of the whole picture
Unless you’re ACTUALLY ashamed of your product of course
And ….and ….within a company folk have different skills, ability’s and attributes …encourage them …and NO they won’t ALL be able to make it to the boardroom or sales room or whatever ….and what if they are a good employee who is genuinely ill or somthing ..do you take an interest? …do you even care? …Hmmmm ok …maybe don’t even answer that one
One thing I have always found when working in a team …is that ALL are valuable with contributions to make …from the office cleaner to the Consultant ….Hmmmmmmmmmm RESPECT cuts both ways
And ShaTara …no I don’t want a comment am just in a funny mood due to somthing I just read!!!!