Employees are King?

Did I pick the wrong title? Because we all know customer is king, right? But let me share with you what I think.

Most important asset of any business is it’s human capital. I believe employees are usually undervalued. But we all know that employees are fundamental part of a business. And they are essential for a business to function properly. But unfortunately, mostly the businesses look at their employees as liabilities not as assets.

What we have failed to realize is that when it comes to successfully running a business, it takes dedication of a team, a single person cannot make it all happen. Unless your business is very small, you can’t do it all by yourself and run a successful business, you’ll need plenty of advice and encouragement. So team effort is important. And team effort will come only when your employees are dedicated to work and it will happen if they feel valued and respected.

And employees are important because they are the ones who stand between your product and your customers and ultimately they are the ones who’ll make a promotion fail or succeed. They will develop relationship with your customer and also are the ambassadors of your company. While overworked and dissatisfied employees are less inclined to create a positive customer experience. So it’s important for a business to value it’s employees and make them feel respected.

You can still agree to disagree :). Have your say in comment box.

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Is It Easy To Do Business With You?

It might sound a little rude but yes I’m asking you this question. I’ve been reading stories about the good businesses around the globe and also been observing the behavior of local businesses. I know the purpose of a business is to earn profit at the end of the day but sometimes its inevitable to think of human side of the business. And no business is one man show, business people are always looking out for people-clients, employees, partners and sometimes even competitors.

Sadly, most of the local businessmen here are just after making money and exploiting others. They don’t understand the true spirit of running a business. And this may be or could be on the reasons we do not have  a multinational organization in Pakistan to the date.

You have to show that you care not just for money but for people. You know well that you are gonna need them to work but the important question here is why the heck would someone like to work with you/for you and not Tom? The answer is because you make it easy for them to do business with you. You are in good books of your employees, customers and your partners. Running a good business requires an attitude of giving and working to increase the size of cake instead of our own slice. Think win-win!