I’ve often heard people suggest happy people are productive people. The implication is that unhappy people are not productive. One does begin to wonder how much money and time companies have spent trying to make their staff happy, and as a result, productive.
How much money and time have you spent? How is that working out for you and your company? From my experience in consulting in businesses, I'm going to guess not very well.
Most of the time, a staff's productivity remains the source of great perplexity and concern to management. This is true in even greater measure with a sales staff.
Productive People Are Happy People
Could it be that so many people have a job and so few have any concept of a career, or some sort of meaningful goal to chase in their profession or their life? There is a massive connection between happiness and achieving goals — but not in that order. It works the other way round.
On an individual basis, have you set goals? Are you chasing after goals that are challenging? Do they create the energy and creativity you need to achieve them? Or are you just surviving one day to the next?
From a business perspective, is simply driving people toward hitting and surpassing the bottom line actually killing the workforce?
Maybe there’s more profit in a company’s really connecting with their people, assisting them to develop and reach meaningful business and personal goals.
Increasing sales is simpler than you think.
In a recent webinar, Brad laid out practical steps you can take right now to strengthen your sales.
About the Author
Brad Thomson is a sales leader and pastor with a passion for seeing people live up to their fullest potential. As an experienced salesman, Brad has sold goods ranging from the unseen (e.g., insurance) to the misunderstood (i.e., IT). His passion to see people develop their potential led him to study human resources, then open and run his own recruitment consultancy. As a consultant, he helped people and businesses thrive by finding the right fit for their unique situation. Click here to learn more about Brad.
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