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.
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