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Friday, February 11, 2022

Lean Quote: Show Employees You Care

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.

"Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.  —  Dr. Karl Menninger

As Valentine’s Day approaches, all everyone wants is to spend time with their significant others. But as business leaders, it’s also the time to reflect on another important relationship in your everyday lives - the relationship between employers and employees. 

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to start showing your love for your employees, and pave the way for a whole year of appreciation! 

The best idea is to show your employees you care every day of the year. Here are some best practices to do just that: 

Solicit their feedback…on just about anything related to your workforce culture and employee benefits. Employees want to be listened to and heard, and every good relationship (in and out of the workplace) depends on give and take, back and forth, collaboration, and communication.  

Nurture their work/Life balance…by offering flexible schedules, work-from-home days, and wellbeing benefits that help them address all areas of their health and wellness—and that of their families’, too. Go back to the previous pointer and survey your employees to find out what balancing benefits they’d appreciate the most. 

Build an amazing culture…so your employees know you care about their whole selves. Create an environment that’s enjoyable to work in, comfortable and employee-friendly, where they “feel the love” from the C-Suite down to the cubicles and remote offices. 

Celebrate their achievements… everybody likes to be acknowledged. Your employees want to feel like you cherish them as people and not just employees, and that you recognize their hard work and the value they bring and contribute to your business. 

Have a happy Valentine’s Day...and enjoy sharing the corporate caring, all the year through! 

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