Family Relationships

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Friday, April 25, 2008

There's an article this week in the business section of Time magazine that describes a "burgeoning field of employee emgagement, a movement that aims to quantify what, exactly, a company gets when it puts more money into bonding with the workers."

The final results aren't in yet. But apparently, once you're committed, you work harder and make the company more revenue. Businesses want their employees to be happy - that adds up to more productivity and bigger dividends. There are lots of ways to connect with your employees: tell them how they generate value and help the company, offer them free retraining, tuition reimbursement, skill enhancement, upward mobility.

But, as Sandwiched Boomers, don't you know all about teamwork? Whether your primary role is mother, daughter, mother-in-law or grandmother, aren't you already spending a good part of each and every day engaging with your family? You're aware of what happens when you go the extra mile. For those you love, your dedication creates a sense of security, positive self esteem, a desire to succeed. In other words, it pays off - big time!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's cool to make that kind of comparison. A lot of really neat ideas come from what goes on in families.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish all it took was engaging with children - parenting is one big job. My husband and I worked really hard raising our kids and still one of our sons battles a drug problem. Susan

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're right Susan, there are no guarantees about the outcome of parenting. But people should have to take classes and get a license before having children.

8:58 AM  

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