In business, it’s a phrase we’re often asked, but sometimes forget when we get lost in daily business dealings of the day.
I read recently that researchers at the University of Rochester found that workers tend to have better moods, more energy and fewer physical complaints on the weekend. Even people with interesting and desirable jobs reported being happier on Saturday and Sunday.
HMMM where’s our job satisfaction? What are we doing as company leaders to create job satisfaction to make our employees tick? Bottom line, what makes you tick at your job?
Sometimes we lose our way. True. But it’s great when we find on-the-job enthusiasm. Wait… great? Let me change that to inspiring.
Today I had the opportunity to work with one of my creative partners-Matt Sommers. We were actually coming up with ideas for my business’ 10th anniversary marketing. I came to the table (literally because we were having coffee) with a structured marketing plan and ideas for creative concepts I want incorporated. (It’s what I do for my own clients, so why not do it for myself?) I showed Matt the plan, the ideas-everything-and we started bantering. Matt is a great person to work with because he takes a good concept and helps make it better. By the end of the meeting our creative juices were flowing. We were laughing and both could see the end goal of the various projects. He was excited about his role and I am giving him creative freedom. I know he’ll do a great job for me.
I said, “Now this is what gets me excited. We’re creating and complementing my brand vision to who I’m a serious but fun person who’s real with clients and co-workers.
So I’m curious? What got you excited about your business today? How did you inspire your staff, colleagues and business partners?