“We don’t have time for this employee “happiness stuff.”
I’ve now heard this more times than I’d like to admit.
And you know what, they’re right.
They don’t have the time. And they don’t have the time because they would have the time if they took the time.
Time and money. We always want to simultaneously save both and make both.
And yet when a company doesn’t take the time to have happy employees, they waste HUGE amounts of time and money through drama, gossip, anger, frustration, mistakes, turnover, disengagement, unhappy customers who were not served well, computer games, undermining, arguments, back watching, clock watching , avoidance, fear, apathy, cluelessness, mistake hiding, sabotaging, lawsuits…
So yes, they don’t have time. Do you want time? Do you want a bigger better bottomline? Do YOU want to feel good about coming to work? Happy employees. Really. They are THE key to your company’s happiness.
Check out this Inc. magazine article Lessons From a Blue-Collar Millionaire where Nick Sarillo, owner of the impressively successful Nick’s Pizza and Pub, shares his 10 lessons for success: http://www.inc.com/magazine/20100201/lessons-from-a-blue-collar-millionaire.html
Note ,7 out of the 10 lessons are employee focused. I’m not surprised. Are you?