Many people are claiming they are passionate about their work, and that they are happy about working more to build their career. Work-aholism has now come to be dubbed as “the addiction of the century.” Crossing the line from working out of passion to being a workaholic takes a good toll on people’s health, family relationships, and their lifestyle. But how does one become aware of that thin line? It is time you know the difference between work-aholism and passionate work, in order to safeguard yourself from self-destructive outcomes.
So…we all know of that guy or that woman who is really good at what he does, who is IMPOSSIBLE to work with. He or she seems to be everything to the Company, whether it is bringing in more business, getting more sales, managing operations or HR or some other function; whenever you see these difficult people coming, your first instinct is to run away.
Regardless of the size of your company, you would probably agree that something has got to be done. You may have even gotten to the point where you say (every day!) “I can’t stand one more day with this guy!!”
Every small business owner knows that workers with a positive mindset are more productive and engaged in their jobs. Their optimism and can-do attitude can translate into higher customer satisfaction, contributing to greater sales and more profits. Here are some tips on how to improve productivity by investing in your employees.
A fun, creative work environment packed with in-office perks is a great way to attract and retain the best employees. Just look at the Google campus. Lovingly called the Googleplex, it boasts an open design, free bicycles and free breakfast, lunch and dinner from any of the on-campus kitchens. Even if you do not have the multi-billion dollar budget of Google, your business can adopt business culture systems that will keep your employees happy and engaged.