I’ve been feeling a bit underappreciated at work lately. I understand that things change, you expand, you grow, you quickly learn that an open mind to new things is a productive mind.
However, I feel like there are a few things that a company owes its employees in order to keep those employees happy. Common sense tells me that appreciated employees are loyal employees that stay and work their hardest and grow.
But…not all employers share this sentiment, (I sometimes think there should be more laws to protect employees from a company that abuses its workers, but what do I know, I only do the work,) and it is sometimes difficult to continue on, while someone else is reaping all the benefits.
Story of all our lives, eh?
Anyway, just thought I’d make a list of some key values that I think a company should have to keep healthy, happy and hard-working employees.
Honestly, it is so simple: a good company is like a happy family with everyone doing their job and singing praises until the very youngest, lowest, member of the family, (usually the dog,) receives this praise and takes this encouragement to heart and realizes that they have a place and they will continue to work to keep that place.
A good company has:
- Strong leadership skills
This is a given really, we are only as good as the management who guides us.
- Excellent communication
This goes along with the management, usually a good manager is great at communicating things that need to be said to its employees.
- Organizational Skills
Know what needs to be done, when it should be done. And stick to deadlines when you make them.
Most people learned this in grade school. Have respect for the people who work under you, and you will receive it in return.
It amazes me how easy the simplest values are lost when they really shouldn’t be. And it is really a shame when valuable employees are the ones who suffer for it. I hope everyone has a great night!