Be conscious of the in-house messages that you send. Mari Baker, CEO of PlayFirst, encourages business leaders to think about the values of a company that are reflected in its communications; for example, celebrating employees who work deep into overtime or who find the least expensive resources. The way you praise your workers is a declaration of your company values, and if not handled carefully, they can send the message that long days and bottom-rung pricing are the only way to succeed. Be certain that praise is allocated carefully and that its an accurate representation of what's expected and desired on the job.
Apr 15, 2009