R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me

I’ve found writing a new post each week is hard, now I’m just clutching at straws and plagiarising the rest of the teams. Imagine being a blogger! There’s me moaning that YouTubers make millions but coming up with new content is difficult. So, I’ll do what they do, just copy everyone else.

I read an article this week which gave me a good chuckle. Not because it was funny for the people involved, realistically it was probably awful and not all laughs and toilet water drinking like I’ve made it out to be in my head, more like “drink this or ya fired pal”, but essentially their sales boss made them do gross things (I’ll leave it to you to google it) if they didn’t hit their targets. We’re only forced to drink toilet water when Vicki orders the office decaf by accident, and there’s only a 1 in 4.5 chance of that happening*.

Bringing out the best in people, that’s what managers should do right? Lead through example and all that. They should teach you how to be successful in your field and play on your strengths whilst addressing your weakness’ in a constructive way.

Google houses many opinions on how to get the best out of your team. In my last few years of working, I’ve had two managers who I think did that well. They were very confident in their team, didn’t check up on you 24/7 to make sure you were doing the right things and had a laugh along the way. Everyone respected them and wanted to do well for them, because they respected their team.

As Aretha Franklin once said “R E S P E C T, take care, TCB”.

Staff will do well for you if they like you. Why would you want to do something good for someone who doesn’t reciprocate it? It makes it a lot more difficult to motivate yourself when you know it’s going unnoticed. Time after time you can speak with candidates who aren’t happy in their job because they are just another number. Don’t be a number.

Take care of the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves (we’re the pennies).

M x

 

*Based on actual real solid stats YTD

Adam Williams

Technical & Engineering Consultant

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