Progress: n. A forward or onward movement toward a destination.
Progress: v. To move forward in space or time.
The discussion surrounding “Progress Through Compassion” has covered a few key aspects to developing and maintaining a personable working relationship with each of your employees.
The word heard most often? Progress. It’s one of those strangely ambiguous English words that can take on two entirely different meanings.
Which one did you hear?
From a management standpoint, this is absolutely crucial to decide two things:
–How you interpret progress in relation to your ultimate goal
–How you put it in action
Now that we have touched on how you relate to your employees and how they relate to you, we can look at how we move forward with those elements in place. You have your goal set to work jointly toward financial gain and personal fulfillment as anyone with a passion for their business should. So how do we tie both definitions of progress together?
We open our doors.
All noise, chatter, and tapping of keyboards aside, your door should be wide open. This isn’t one-sided. It will allow your employee with a question to know they’re heard. It’ll allow them to know you’re there just as they are. It will allow you to stay in-tune with their situations. It’s a visual representation of compassion.
By literally opening our doors, we allow the concept of Progress Through Compassion to fully evolve.