How to develop a happy and healthy workplace
> Employees retain 2/3 of what they are capable of contributing to a company in the form of talents, skills, experience, information and ideas.
> Workers can’t help being listless and apathetic when pursuing someone else’s goals. Ownership is the key to business success and constructive change.
> Trust employees with sensitive information. This does not mean that you share everything with them. It means that you will keep them informed about what is happening and how it will affect them.
> Give the people you lead meaningful information about destiny decisions.
> If you are ever going to maximize corporate potential, you must do everything in your power to maximize human potential.
> Your workers are your business. When you eliminate people’s problems, your business is bound to improve.
> The main task of a leader is to restore and maintain optimism, enthusiasm and morale.
> For your team’s mission statement to be credible and relevant, your vision and values need to be more than a statement framed on the wall. There must be a constant challenge to become what we collectively say we are.
> Who tells you honestly and openly what you need to know, but don’t want to listen? If the answer is “Nobody”, you are in trouble and so is your company, school, organization, etc.
> If there is a problem, ask for solutions. Listen carefully, apply the suggestions given, and suspend your own judgment. You will be amazed at how quickly and effectively the problem is solved without your overbearing intervention.
> If people are your greatest resource, then business behavior must show it.
> Treat the people you work with the way you want them to treat you.
> Mark Twain said he could live satisfied for two months with a compliment. Congratulate generously and genuinely.
> Never take credit for someone else’s idea.
> Never release the “YOU ARE SPECIAL” buttons in an attempt to improve morale.
> Encourage those you lead to ask “WHY” questions. Don’t be threatened by them.