We Need More Encouragers and Peacemakers

Today I heard several panelists talk about what makes their company noted as one of the Best Places to Work.  The most sticky message I heard was brief but impactful.

We all want to make as much money as possible.  But never does money compensate for being in a workplace where you don’t like the people.  “Fit” is arguably the greatest determinant in job happiness.  Fit is a function of how you feel about the people you work with and your place among them.  It’s hard to describe in words, but it’s invaluable when you have it.

In Good to Great, Jim Collins talks about getting “the right people on the bus” being a key ingredient to great companies’ success.  Specific skills are secondary to having the right people on your team.

What makes someone the “right” person on the team?  Be an encourager and a peacemaker.  Boost those around you.  Don’t hold a grudge.  Positivity and support are contagious.  Say you’re sorry with ease.  And walk with thanksgiving.  Be thankful for having a job, for being able to make a contribution.

These are thoughts about making a workplace great, but also are integral to successful networking and human interaction.


About Melanie M. Morris
Broker of Trust and Authenticity I'm really a sales executive, but I'd rather identify with these ideals rather than to simply say...I'm a seller.

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