Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Owning the Business...At Least in Heart

All of us have in one time or another thought of starting our own business. Me, I would like to put up a hang out place---somewhere that would provide a variety of options to satisfy the different levles of fun. Anyway, that's for another blog discussion. The thing is, this is just a dream right now; however, the feeling of owning a business is within our fingertips.

I'm sure you have all heard about the story of the two construction workers. When the two were asked by the foreman what they were doing the first one said deadpan, "I'm laying bricks." The second one, on the other hand, stood up and as if a master show man proudly said, "I'm building a castle!" Aside from the latter's positive outlook another notable characteristic of this person is his understanding of his role in the scheme of things.

As payed employees, understanding how the business works should be part of the basic knowledge base. With a clear picture of the business, every employee will know his or her role in terms of growing the business. With this knowledge comes a more personal outlook resulting to more productivity. Also, this could be a means of developing future talents to ensure business continuity and a career path for excellent performers.

Understanding the business should not happen only when someone takes on the position of OIC or store manager. Starting the training of our people, in terms of running the business early, will provide the necessary exposure and experience needed to transition to the top position easily.

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