By spending just a little time acknowledging your employees’ fears and concerns, you empower them. When you give employees a chance to voice their concerns, to acknowledge them and be open about them, you give them permission. You give them permission to take a stand, to do something to combat the evil in the world. It is not just a cliché, it is not just a saying. Each human being has a responsibility to contribute to making the world better place. Evil really does triumph when good people watch it happen and do nothing. When you allow your employees to talk about things in the world, you empower them to be brave and to make the changes that are necessary in the world.
You are in business to make money, to earn a profit and that is an important fact no entrepreneur can ignore. At the same time, you must always be mindful that your employees, clients, customers, and prospects are people. People have feelings, needs and emotions that are affected by world events. Do not be afraid when your employees want to talk about what is going on in the world. Allow them to have a voice, and to stand strong to do something right to stop the evil that is going on in the world around them. The place for their speak, protests, and voice is not the workplace, but allow and encourage them to make the world a better place. Do not make your employees help evil to triumph.
Entrepreneurs who remember they make money with and from people will be better off than those who ignore the people in all they do. The world impacts your business and your heart, don’t let that scare you. Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. It takes bravery, courage, and stamina to run a business. So it may be scary to speak up about world events, but you can do it and you can allow your employees to do it. The question for you this thrilling say is, at work, how do you deal with all the upheaval going on in the world?