This morning I read a great quote from Larry Burkett, author of Business by the Book. He writes in his introduction,
“…America’s prosperity and unique monopolistic position after Europe was devastated during World War I allowing American businesspeople to ignore the very principles that had made them great. Our business culture evolved into an elitist management style in which nonmanagement employees were on on tier (socially) and management on another, higher tier. This system of “us versus them” fueled the union fires that eventually led to frequent strikes, higher overhead, and declining quality and productivity.”
Something to think about as we look to develop successful businesses…How does God want owners, managers, and employees to relate to one another? As Larry notes, our answer will greatly affect cost, quality, and productivity.
© 2013, David Stelzl