“A company’s employees are its greatest asset and your people are your product.”— Richard Branson
This statement is made by many owners/managers of businesses; maybe not in those actual words, but by implication. However, there are few business owners who do not experience challenges relating to their employees. This is a reality for us all.
The question remains as to what goes on behind the scenes in a business where employees are seen as a troublesome necessity; or as the greatest asset, in the alternative.
The key questions that all business owners should be asking if we want to place ourselves in the shoes of our employees, are:
“What would my expectations as an employee of the business have been and do my current employment practices meet these expectations?”
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Article written by Jannie Rossouw, Head: Sanlam Business Market