Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Buying Affection

If there is a movie I really want to see, then I will make it Movie Night and I will take all my employees out for that movie.  Sometimes we will all go out to dinner before the movie.

Somebody today was saying that I am trying to buy the affection of my employees and people will just think I was a chump and this will not achieve loyalty among my employees.

So I though about this for awhile.  Humm....

Why do I take my employees out to dinner or movies?

Why do I buy lunch on Saturdays or Sundays at the office when my employees are there?

Why do I spend as much money as I do on them?

I guess there will always be people that think I am trying to buy their affection.  There will always be people that think I have some ulterior motive for doing this.

But there is no motive, I do it, because I can afford do it and I want to do it.  I guess that is hard for selfish people to understand a simply answer like that, but it is as simple as that.  I figure if I want to see a movie badly, then so do my employees and I take them with me.

I am successful because of my employees and it actually gives me great pleasure to have them with me when we go out or buy them lunches at the office.

I hope to leave behind me a great company that my employee are proud to work for.  I want management and the employees to have great trust in each other.  I want us all to be friends and grow together.