Love is just a powerful thing. It can move mountains; it can make the world go round. Through the love of God, it can even create Heaven and Earth. Can you imagine the power? Now let’s apply that force in the work place. Will it still be applicable? Of course it is! Love produces patience, honesty, compassion, diligence and confidence. All of these good things that love can produce are vital in every organization’s strength and productivity. Do you think love is corny? Do you think loving your employees sounds like a very common advice to achieve organizational unity and harmony? Yes it is common, but it’s uncommon to managers, employers and leaders. Also, a thing that is difficult to accomplish is not corny, instead, it is challenging. Now here’s a list of how should we love our employees. Let’s check if we are doing them right.
1. Love yourself. Lead and manage yourself. Motivate yourself. Develop yourself professionally, personally and spiritually. Undergo trainings and skill enhancement. Clean your own conscience. Get rid of your greed, hatred, pride and envy that make you heavy. Develop self-strength, self-confidence and self-control. Save yourself from stressors – be firm, healthy, gentle and calm. These are the things you should do to love yourself and prepare yourself to love your people.
2. Share yourself. Share your motivation and inspiration to your employees. Be generous – compensate them with grace. Correct and discipline them with self-control and gentleness. Be humble and share both credit and blame. Share your power, knowledge and skills – teach and train them well. Help them develop themselves personally, professionally and financially. If you can’t do them, please go back to #1.
3. Teach them how to do #1 and #2.
4. Do all of the above consistently. Practice loving your employees everyday.
5. Understand that they are self-explanatory. In other words you must realize them within yourself. Hence, if you have further questions, it would be better if you will ask those questions to yourself. Ask yourself persistently… until your inner-self comes up with the answers. So you better allocate more time to dig and reflect inside yourself. But don’t worry; if you need some guidance, you are still free to make a comment below.
Remember that love is like a flame in the candle. People are like candles. If you want some great energy and light inside your workplace, start the flame in you, and then pass it to all your employees.