The second part of this tip might be even more critical: Getting reconnected with our employees refreshes us to the greatness and brilliance that is often about us, much of it coming from some pretty humble workers. So reconnect with your workers. Relearn and remember some of the funny habits or personal preferences some of your workers have.
I’ll never forget one of my past workers who had the same “pre-game” routine before starting work each day. Cup of coffee, Twinkie, and 5-8 minutes of “alone time” in the restroom. Take him out of his routine and you had a mad bear on your hands.
Fun doesn’t “just happen.” So you might need to work at putting fun back into your company and into the processes that make you effective. In the end, take a few minutes and recognize all that you have accomplished. Think back to those early days when you might have had some great times. You can’t go back to those moments exactly but you can create some new and better times!
Enjoy your business!
Brad Humphrey is President of Pinnacle Development Group, a consulting firm that specializes in the construction industry. Brad will be presenting workshops and seminars at the upcoming 2012 National Pavement Expo, Feb. 15-18 in Memphis, TN. Also, check out Brad’s newest educational resource for contractors by going to www.thecontractorsbestfriend.com. Get weekly tips from Brad!