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Are Employees Disposable?

November 11, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the importance of having your employees engaged at work.

Hi, folks, Shawn here with you, asking an important question in your business. Are employee disposable? I think the answer’s clear, right? We can’t just get rid of our employees. They are so much of our value.

We used to say in law firms that every day all of your assets went down the elevator at the end of the day. Employees went home, all the assets went down. All the assets came up the elevator in the morning. Employees are so critical, and this is true across almost every business. We need people to carry out what we’re doing. Employees are not disposable. We need to treat them as such. We need to understand their hopes and dreams. We need to empower them, we need to get them motivated.

You know, Gallup shows us that the engagement numbers are radically low. Unfortunately, only around 30% of US employees feel engaged at work. Most feel they’re disengaged or either you’re evil or not engaged, so they’re not really going to work happy, they’re not going to work as part of something. They’re going through the motions, and we want to avoid this, so we really need to think about what is great for our employees and what’s our long-term correction?

How are we moving things in the right direction? Employees are not disposable. They are not batteries, they are people, and we need to work together, and we want to build our dreams together. And that’s where my talk on The 3 Laws of Empowerment comes in. How do we get employees engaged? How do we get them motivated? How do we get them willing to live their life and dream aligned with the dreams and visions of the organization? That’s where great power comes from. So how are we doing that? If you check out, we have some write-up about this issue, and really what we’re seeing out there and work with.

What are you dealing with? You’ve done some hard work to listen to this video, and I’m guessing if you’re one of the people who’s listening to this, you understand that your employees aren’t disposable. But how you convey that message to them, that’s where the hard work begins.

I would love to help you. I can come in, do some coaching, training, maybe a keynote for a group session, and really help people feel like they’re part of their dreams and their organization supports them. It’s really the step to the next level. Check me out, McBride for Business YouTube channel, lots of great videos like this, R. Shawn McBride Fans and Audiences, and of course let me know how I can help you. Don’t forget your business evaluation checklist over at I’m R. Shawn McBride, I’m signing off, and I’m looking forward to talking to you again very soon.

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Jack Sanders. 


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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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