What do you value the most when it comes to your company? You can argue that your company’s big capital is the best thing to treasure. Or, maybe you think your business relations are the most important thing to keep in mind. Some may even think that proper marketing and advertising efforts are the most valued aspects of a company so they pump as many resources as they can toward making it look good in public. But have you ever stopped for a moment to think that all those things mentioned previously only make up probably half the total percentage of what makes a company a good environment.
You may have all the resources every company in this world desires. You may have a strongly build business network. You may have the best advertising contents. But if you have a weak workforce from within, you are as good as a failure nonetheless. What is this workforce we are talking about? Why, it is the employees you hire, of course. During your moments as a business owner, have you stopped for a second looking outward to try to build good image for your business? Have you paused a bit to think that a company is not merely built on good impression from public but also on how dedicated your workers and staffs are?
The obligation to pay tribute and respect to your workers and staffs comes naturally: they need acknowledgment from those who hire them so they know their value inside the company more than they need a raise in salary. Well, a raise is a good start but you need to keep in mind that sometimes appreciation can appear in the form other than money, such as plaques. Present brass plaques to some of the best workers in your company and observe a spike in their performance. See, it is the little thing that you do that sparks spirit in your workers’ soul. Get some photo plaques, hang them on the wall of fame for the best workers, and prepare to catch a smile on the awardees’ face. If that does not cause you to smile as well, then there is something wrong with you. Yes, of course you can resort to raising their paycheck. Who wouldn’t love money? But if your company has just taken off and has yet to make an impact publicly, money should be reserve for the betterment of your company’s growth.
For this reason, plaques make a more logical option. They do not take a lot to make. You can even order some online if you do not have the time to search for it in real life. They also do not cost so much that your entire budget is nudged off the track, putting your company in danger. Their impacts, on the other hand, are capable of setting off a chain reaction that culminates in better performances and hopefully more profits to expect. The effects of granting awards to your workers and staffs are probably subtle but the results are real enough.