#6 - Get five to thrive. Find five people who inspire you and make you a better person. A Gallup Poll says employees who have a best friend at work are the most engaged. Help facilitate friendships with social outings, such as summer picnics and holiday parties, to encourage loyalty to each other and the company.
#3- Avoid reaching your sell-by date. Are you continuing to learn and stay abreast of your field? Your company may be doing well, but what about the bigger picture of the economy and your industry? Seek out a conference or industry event that can help you find out what innovations are emerging in the field.
Do you worry about you or your employees stagnating? A workplace futurist suggests that employers 'need to help people get the tools they need to achieve their career goals'. The following are tips to help keep all minds engaged.
#1 - Adopt a growth mindset - Don't settle for the idea that skills are fixed. True potential is unknowable because it is impossible to foresee what can be accomplished with years of passion, toil and training. Hire and promote the people who are improving year over year.
A recent study from the Fraser Institute says 42.1 per cent of the average Canadian's income is spent on taxes and 36.6 per cent on basic necessities, including food, clothing and shelter. Some say far too much is going for taxes and that we are not even getting better services or programs for our tax dollars. Others argue that we enjoy a good quality of life because the taxes are put toward health care, education and other important programs.
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