Don’t Damage the Goods.

Just had a new computer shipped to me … and yes, I very carefully inspected the box when it arrived. Damaged goods are a pain to replace.

Makes me wonder what manager would walk through his factory with a big hammer, and take various whacks to the delicate machinery he depends on for production? Not many you would think.

But, actually this happens on a rather regular basis.

Managers fail to recognize people are as easily damaged as equipment. Their motivation and commitment are conditional – and all it takes is a poorly timed, inappropriate, or demeaning comment to damage them.

So whenever you walk through your office, consider the people working there as important as any other expensive instrument at your disposal. Handle them with great care.

– Jerry Strom


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