CBMC Forums Focus: A weekly blog to enlighten, encourage and equip Christian business leaders to lead in business using Biblical Business Principles.
Biblical Business Principles – Last week we again focused on Planning. Do you have a long range business plan that includes God using your company to expand His Kingdom?
This week we will focus on Every Employee Important. Do you make everyone in your company feel as if their role in the company is important to success?
We all feel better when we sense we are contributing to something important. Since most people spend more of their awake hours at work than in any other category, how can you help them feel their work is important?
The Bible gives an important tip. Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don’t think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing. Philippians 2:3-4 NLT
The King James states – Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Strife is when we push people around us down, vainglory is puffing ourselves up. Both falsely make us feel like we’re above others.
What can you do to foster a climate of appreciation for every employee, helping them see they are important in contributing to your company’s success? A suggested starting point: Who is, in the world’s eyes, the lowest level worker in your organization? What can you do today to help this person feel important? (A janitor keeping the floor clean in a production area is important and contributes to the company’s success.) Do you believe productivity rises when people sense they are important to the company’s success?
Some of you receiving this Forums Focus don’t own the company, but you do have people working under you and around you. You can make a difference!
Can this extend to suppliers, contractors, and others?
Bit of Wisdom
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:5-8 NLT
Business By the Book Workshops are an excellent way to learn and review Biblical Business Principles. Have you hosted a Business by the Book Workshop at your company or church?
BBB Groups help graduates of Business By the Book Workshops and Seminars apply Biblical Business Principles.
Forums Groups help one-another resolve difficult business issues using Biblical Business Principles through prayer, counsel, support, and accountability in a confidential closed group environment.
Business Leadership Forums are periodic events where business leaders share how applying Biblical Business Principles has impacted their business.
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