How often do you hold yourself (or your management team) accountable?
Maybe you haven't thought of it this way, but you really are accountable to your employees, just as they are accountable to you.
When you/management makes repeated scheduling errors, payroll errors, leave vital notes off the job description, that is just like saying "you don't matter" to your employees.
Think about it from a parent/child relationship. I'll give you a personal example. When my kids were growing up, I was terrible about picking them up on time. It wasn't anything I did on purpose, but I did show up 5-10 minutes late more than I'd like to admit.
I really never knew how detrimental that was at the time. (I mean, they survived, but it made a mark.) It wasn't until years later when they were grown and I'd hear them talk about how I was always late, that I realized the subliminal message I was sending to my kids. My choosing to get a little more work done,...
So, I had a funny comment on an ad I'm running for the next LevelUP course. I lead the ad by asking "Don't you wish your employees cared as much as you do?
The guy commented "I hate to burst your bubble, but your employees will never care about your business as much as the owner does"
He is absolutely right, and that is why I use the word "WISH". We can absolutely wish that they cared as much, but in reality, he is right, they never will care as much as you do. And honestly, they shouldn't. It's not a business that they've invested the heart and soul in like we have.
But, they should absolutely care. Now that seems like a no-brainer, but if you really think about it, do your employees care about the future of your company?
If the answer is "no", then your employees will never work in a self-directed, self-motivated way. They will constantly require management putting a thumb on them to ensure they are delivering quality...
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