The right processes are not enough to make a company work. Many companies focus exclusively on tools and not on who guides that process. Everyone has a brush, but few have Michelangelo behind the brush. So people can completely change the outcome of a company.
Everyone can be an entrepreneur in an ever faster and more digitized world. The platforms are accessible to everyone, and in a short time it is possible to open your own e-commerce without the need to invest large capital. Social networks allow you to promote quickly and with little investment. It is possible to reach large multinationals and compete with them in a short time or become their partner.
But to be different from all the others, it is necessary to bring some characteristics into the work. Kindness, respect, curiosity and optimism.
Become the compass for virtuous behavior in the company
Optimism is the basis of everything, it pushes the person to think they can do something different to change and create new projects. If you are optimistic, things tend to go well, and you attract positivity to you. A bit like that motto that says: “Smile that life smiles at you.”
Curiosity is known; it attracts new knowledge and pushes you to look for new answers. If you are curious and are interested in anything, by asking yourself questions and with an open mind, you will always receive new stimuli. If you are curious and have the mind of a child, you will never stop learning.
Kindness and respect are the basis of life and must also be in the company. When the work environment is healthy, and there is a positive air, everyone is better motivated and better results by the group and rewarded by the company. Don’t mistreat people, don’t feel superior whatever your role, but be kind and respectful to everyone.
Breaks the bridges with old approaches
Many companies still have the approach proposed 20 years ago where the CEO or managers are hard on employees. Whoever uses this approach is to convince that pitting people against in the company or creating tension is a way to encourage them to be more efficient and bring out the best in them.
This Darwinian approach has been pursued for a long time and has resulted in the ability to extract the best from people by having them compete with one another. This approach is wrong, as Mauro Porcini affirms during his speech on Digital Roads for Sustainability and in his interviews. In this Age of excellence, where everyone can do everything, you have to use professionals, specialized people who know what they are doing and trust them. Companies need to break down barriers to entry and build multidisciplinary teams where teamwork is everything and makes a difference.
Business leaders need to support the people they partner with because they will bring more excellent performance and impact on the business. Also, these people will support you when things go wrong and will go out of their way to solve the company’s problems and help you do better.
People will benefit from kindness. If you invest in the well-being of those around you, these people too will do so with other people in life, producing well-being for society and the entire planet.