Today’s advice comes from Persimmon Group CEO Bill Fournet’s column in The Oklahoman:“For many teams, they can barely keep their heads afloat as they tread water throughout the day, hoping there will be relief in sight. But we can — and should — control this.
Business owners and leaders can provide this relief to their teams. And if they do not soon, employees may start leaving because they are simply ‘worn out.'”
Tough economic times put extra pressure on businesses to do more with less, at the expense of reflection, says Fournet, who credits his ascension to consulting firm CEO to his focus on people.
But business leaders have to consider their employees’ well-being, not just the bottom line. Think strategically, not aggressively, about much employees need to do to meet goals, he says.
If your employees have breathing room, Fournet says you’re giving them a chance to improve and get happier on the job.
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