Are you interested in workplace impact? Not just occupying a place and receiving a check, true impact?
Many businesses measure their bottom line by simply comparing revenues and expenses. They can show you, “Here are our sales and our expenses.”
Yet simple enough doesn’t define the organization. The culture defines the organization and most culture is developed across time and through commitment.
The new hire wonders if they’ll make it through the first day, then they’re happy about the first week, the first month, and so on. What is their goal? Six months, two years, or are they planning to just go with the flow?
How will the organization measure the employee’s success? Is there a cultural fit, mutual respect, and engagement?
Is this person making an impact? They probably know what they cost.
Impact requires a commitment.
Your background and expertise aren’t built in a couple of months. You don’t learn everything required for a high school or college education in six weeks.
When you want to really make an impact, you’re going to have to view it across time. Sure, there will be moments of impact. What led to those moments was the result a longer-term commitment.
Businesses with the best cultures aren’t measuring people by what they cost. People are not an expense. They are an investment.
It brings two words to the front of my mind: Human Capital.
Yet, you can’t just say it. You need to live it.
Daily. Across time.
For the employer and the employee.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.