Walk the Walk

By Ron Crowl, FeneTech Inc.
December 8, 2015
THE TALK... | Management

How do you get your employees to live your mission statement? Creating a culture of respect among your staff—respect for you, for each other, and for their colleagues in other departments—will naturally evolve into a deeper respect for your company and, thus, your mission.

This often occurs organically in smaller companies where a natural symbiosis develops among staff due in no small part to proximity. In larger companies, where folks might go days or even weeks without seeing the people who work in other areas, the challenges are greater. But, the need to develop this culture of respect is just as vital to larger companies’ survival too, if not more so.

Once this culture of respect is planted, cultivated and tended, the resulting harvest includes employees who are inspired to live your company’s mission. They’ll go where you go, feel as you do and have the fuel that drives your company forward.

As long as you walk the walk. If you’re going to ask your staff to embrace a philosophy that you’ve worked hard to develop, they’re going to look to you for the map that takes them where you want them to go.

Inspiration is the key. Expecting this to happen by demanding it is tantamount to running a dictatorship, and no one wants to work for a tyrant. Inspire your employees to walk your walk and watch your team march down the field toward the goal.

What do you think? Does your management team inspire the rest of the employees toward your common goal? Review this week’s poll, post a comment and/or send an email with your thoughts.

Survey Results for 12/09/2015 :

Does your management team "walk the walk?"

Yes

  

 

60.00%

 

No

  

 

22.86%

 

Hit or miss

  

 

17.14%

 

Ron Crowl is the President & CEO of FeneTech.

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