When organizations are going through a change process, it's important to celebrate incremental achievements. One of the biggest reasons corporate transformations fall short is that managers fail to "systematically plan for, and create, short-term wins." The goal is progress not perfection.
The best things in life happen outside your comfort zone. Do things that make you smile. Do things that make you feel alive. Do things that you have never done before. Make memories and cherish those moments.
Supervisors must listen to the opinions and concerns of employees whenever employees have something to say. Electronic media provides no substitute for personal contact when it comes to building trust.
Researchers who studied a group of restaurant workers discovered that employee trust in their managers correlated significantly with higher restaurant sales, higher profits, and somewhat lower employee turnover. Conclusion: managers who can garner higher trust from their employees gain a competitive advantage.