Be a People Connector

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This is a great article:  The Key to Luck Is Being a People Connector, by Jocelyn K. Glei

“Every opportunity is attached to a person. Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky. They’re attached to people. If you’re looking for an opportunity — including one that has a financial payoff — you’re really looking for a person.”  – Ben Casnocha

When Work is Meaningful

I often wondered about the recipe for success when building a truly successful company.  And when I say successful, I’m not just talking about revenue dollars, I’m talking about a company working like a fine oiled machine. I’m talking about a high rating of employee feedback.  I am talking about achieving customer satisfaction and still having the ability to grow the business.

In my career, I have had the pleasure of working for a particular company where long hours didn’t bother me, where I knew I wasn’t receiving the highest pay in the industry, and where I was NOT surrounded by Ivy League graduates. Yet, the company thrived in morale and in gross revenue. 

After listening to this Ted Radio Hour about the Meaning of Work, I realized that the company I had worked for practiced some of the suggestions, which was impressed by psychologists who studied up on the subject. I was fascinated by the results of the case studies.

If you are building a business or are in management, I highly recommend that you take a moment to listen how autonomy, respect, ability to learn and bringing meaning to employees can increase productivity…and in turn, increase profits and morale. 

The Ted Radio Hour – “The Meaning of Work”:

Does Hiring Top Dogs (or “top chickens”) Guarantee a Success of a Company?

How Can a Monotonous Job be Meaningful?

What Motivates People to Work?

A Success Story On AN ALL WOMEN Company