How love really does makes the business world go round
The other relationship often very trying to maintain our employee relationships. True, it is much easier to maintain a positive relationship with the good performers. The challenge lies in maintaining a positive relationship with the poor performers, the latecomers, the abusers of sick leave and the selfie-obsessed. As much as it is necessary that rules are applied to all equally and therefore, those unacceptable behaviours are dealt with in terms thereof; it is also vital to exercise empathy. Staff retention has become extremely challenging in a world of instant gratification, and for that reason, maintaining healthy relationships is critical.
Stakeholder relationships, too many businesses see themselves as islands, and by doing so, do not collaborate when working with other stakeholders. The engagement often becomes self-centred, which is not conducive to a mutually beneficial working relationship.
The secret to all of this I have learnt is love; all you need is love.
Sue started to become uncomfortable with Peter and Thando’s approach around 4 years ago. She raised her concerns at various meetings and eventually things became acrimonious in the boardroom. That is when Peter and Thando removed Sue as a director….
I cannot but reflect on what we need to do to move forward. With this in mind, I cannot but recall how challenging life has been as an entrepreneur. I also cannot but be mindful that because of my profession, the legal side was much easier – but what if had not been an attorney? I could not help but think of Ben.