No matter how what industry you are in, your people are an asset. I would be willing to bet that your people are your most valuable asset. Where would your business be without your people? What would happen to your business if all of your people disappeared? Worse yet, what would happen if you didn’t take care of them and they broke down?
The actual staff members of the company then create other layers of the company by recruiting more salespeople to do the same thing that they do, but in their own particular sales networks. They then make a profit from their own sells as well as the sales that the people that they recruit make. And the network marketing staff benefits from the system in two ways.
Generally our conversations with other expats goes along the following lines: How long have you been here for? Eliciting remarks of “Oooohhhhh, shame you will get used to it, it takes a bit of time”. Little smiles of understanding lilt other expats lips as we all know what the new recruits are going through and just how they are feeling.
For over 40 years my retail / wholesale businesses were open from 7am-9pm – 6 days a week. I always marveled at the businesses we did on Saturday afternoons and evenings in every store. Tire, Furniture, Electronics, Appliance and Jewelry. But there was no secret, all of our competition closed at noon or 3pm. We were the only ones open to take the customers money. And my competition never figured it out. In fact I still have trouble believing they gave me even more business when they decided to close early at noon, on Wednesdays in the summer time.
So, how do you know whether going to college would have been more beneficial than just obtaining a job right after high school? That depends on the hirer.
I know that we all get busy sometimes and forget to get up to have breaks, but you are not helping yourself by doing that. Get up, walk around the desk and go get a drink of water. This will get your circulation going as sitting will sometimes make your blood pool in your legs. There are health issues with this (Blood clots more common in middle age workers) and while you are up, do a couple of simple stretches. Stretch your arms in front of you as far as you can, then to the back, remembering to keep the shoulders down. Don’t let them creep up. Stand with your legs at hip width and do gently twists from one side to the other, keeping your hips facing the front.
Check weather strip protection around all windows and doors. Seal cracks and openings. Stopping air leakage in and out can improve indoor warming and chilling in every season.
Once this organizational transformation is accomplished, the productivity, quality and energy of the organization all increases. The company benefits and the people benefit. It is usually more enjoyable to lead an engaged workforce than it is to manage a disengaged workforce. When the workers are engaged, everybody wins!