One of the biggest mistakes a new homeowner makes, is not knowing what is important (and by important I mean a) what is the most important thing to them, and (b) what is most important to the company that serves them. Most people only think of their home, but they don’t think about the business that they work for.
It’s no secret that a lot of the decisions that a new homeowner makes are driven by how they want to be perceived by their employer. Most folks are just so busy at work (or not even that), that they don’t really think about who they’re hiring or why they’re hiring them. They’re more concerned about what they’re doing (or not doing) at the moment, than what they’re doing at home.
While this is true, it’s also easy to get caught up in the “what I do at home” image. There’s a lot of ways that new homeowners can mess with this image, and a lot of it is going to be in the way they treat their employees. New homeowners put their employees through hell as they continue to have to deal with the demands of work. This includes not only what they pay them, but also what they expect of them.
I am a company owner and I have had to deal with employees of all sorts over the years. Some of them are just amazing at doing what they are asked to do and some are not. Sometimes I treat them well and other times I don’t. The best way to find out how well you treat your employees is to ask them. I have been amazed at the responses that I received from both employees and customers when I took the time to ask them how I could improve.
What is a company to do in the face of such a question? I would say that it is to do the best you can. In a world of constantly changing job descriptions and new demands, it is difficult to stay informed about what is expected of us. In order to do so, you need to know what your employees expect of you. That way you can adapt your behavior accordingly.
Do not underestimate your employees. In the same way that a chef can’t cook a meal until he knows the recipe, a business manager needs to know what his employees expect of him. A manager who doesn’t want to adapt his behavior is one who thinks too little, too late, and in the wrong places.
An employee that doesn’t know what they are expected to do is one who doesn’t understand what they are expected to think. An employee that doesn’t know what their job is is one who isn’t really a manager. If you don’t know what your employees expect of you, you can’t adapt their behavior to it. They will think of you as a boss instead.
One of the key elements that makes an organization successful is its ability to adapt and adapt quickly. Employees know what they are expected to do and their actions are often motivated by that expectation. A manager who does too little too late will not be seen as a leader. A manager that is too late will not be seen as being a good leader. A manager that is too early will not be seen as being on time.
There’s a lot of psychology out there that argues that adapting to a new environment, especially a new culture, is the key to success. The challenge is that we rarely adapt to our environments in a way that can be seen as successful. We’re too busy doing our usual things, like getting our work done. We’re not trying to understand our customers or build a business around them. We’re trying to get through the day and not think about what we’re doing.
The reality is that most businesses and most people are going to be spending more time on the things that matter most than on the things that matter least. If you are running a business you will likely find yourself working to put more stock into the things that matter most, not less. This is something that we can get good at. It takes practice and time. As a result, it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day, let us.