Updated: Oct 25, 2019
THIS IS WHY I COME TO WORK EVERYDAY. 🙌 For most of my career I've known the reason I come to work every day is to try and make a difference in the world, but I'm also smart enough to know that you can't do that on your own, so by working with and empowering other people you can achieve some incredible things.
Upon leaving my former employer, the day the staff were told I was leaving I received the following message from one of the team. Jill was not senior management or someone who was involved in board meetings, but a Grandmother who worked on the shop floor who I did my best to support, listen to and empower, to make her life better and make her enjoy her time at work more.
Often you never know if what you're trying to do is working, or if the ideas and values you want to instil are radiating through the business, but upon receiving this message it just made everything I had tried to do worthwhile.
I'm sharing this because I want to share the importance of listening and empowering your coworkers. It doesn't matter their level or position, everyone brings great value to the team and receiving this message was worth more to me than any pay rise, bonus or job title.
Thank you Jill.
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