for a moment that you could be transported back in time to the
early 1900's. Take a good look around! Under the shady elms,
you see a boy in knickers helping two men loading a horse drawn
wagon at a mid sized company. Scan the premises and in particular,
notice the people who work there. Now, fast forward ten years.
Take another look and then move forward twenty years.
What has changed? The young man is now in mid life and no longer
wearing knickers. In fact, everyone has grown older. But, the
same faces are still there. Yes the company has grown great
and prosperous, with a large workforce, but many who once were
clerks are now managers and executives. Up to a generation ago,
most people made their career at one organization.
People mattered then and they still do today. Building a Legacy
Organization restores trust, mutual respect, and loyalty. These
create an environment where employees are inspired, motivated
and committed. Moreover it results in the organization becoming
stronger and more resilient, better able to quickly adapt to
market and economic changes.
What are you striving to achieve? More importantly, what is
your driving motivation? How do you want to be remembered? If
profitability is your only goal, you have aimed too low and
underestimated your potential. Make no mistake, you will leave
a legacy whether you intend to or not. What will be your legacy?