Profits matter as they provide the fuel for organisations to grow and for the investment in people and skills. Healthy profits mean that organisations can provide good conditions and fair reward. Achieving and sustaining profit is understandably at the forefront of most commercial organisation’s thinking.
How do we best align people and their behaviours around the profit motive? Individuals may feel they have to hit their performance objectives for their job, which in turn helps to generate profit, but do they want to hit them? How do organisations develop people with a ‘want to’ mentality? A mentality where people freely and willingly bring all of their efforts, talents and skills to bare in pursuit of the organisation’s profit motive?
Ultimately, it is people that drive the profits in any organisation.
In order to gain employee ‘buy in’ towards the profit motive, we need to connect people with the deeper purpose regarding their organisation. A good starting point is to question why your organisation exists in the first place. Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why advocates that ‘people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it’. This powerful insight is at the heart of connecting people with a deeper sense of purpose regarding their work.
There is a growing awareness in the corporate world that ‘People and Profits work in harmony’. Ultimately it is people that drive the profits in any organisation.
At Apex HR we advocate an ‘inside out’ approach where organisations start with a clearly defined model of how people are treated within their workplace. It all starts with people and everything flows from that core principle. Our 4Ps model distils many years of HR consultancy with diverse organisations into a simple, user friendly model.
We provide the practical tools and expertise to build organisational cultures on solid foundations, defined by a clear sense of purpose. Cultures which are authentically people-centred and where the actual experience of employees leaves them feeling valued and fulfilled. Cultures where the ‘want to’ mentality is the norm. Imagine the potential that could be unleashed in that scenario.
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