At a time when most people – individuals, employees, managers and business owners – are understandably looking more closely at their finances, what time is there to think about courtesy? Isn’t it just a nicety? A luxury?
Well, if you’re an employer and your employees are late into work because they don’t want to face their day ahead, how much productivity could you recover if they came in happy and motivated?
And if you’re an employee and you hate going to your workplace, would you feel happier if you enjoyed being there? Would it improve your quality of life?
Courtesy can help achieve this. You don’t have to spend any money or change anything except behaviour. It’s free, yet powerful.
Just acknowledging people, making them feel valued, recognising their efforts and taking the time to show them that they matter can be a start.
And, what’s more, we have nothing to lose by trying it.
What are we waiting for?