FORTUNATELY the old-time employer, who used to go through his place of business every day with a whip, so to speak, stirring everybody up, driving everybody, scolding and swearing, is rapidly disappearing. Men are finding that there is something better than the slave-driving methods. They are finding that harmony is a great business producer, that kindness, appealing to the best instead of the worst in employes, produces the highest results.
Up-to-date business men find that the more comfortable and the happier they can make their employes, the more work they will accomplish, and the better its quality. Everybody does his best when appreciated.
Mr. Grumpy Employer, how can
you expect your employes to apply the Golden Rule to you, when you do not use it yourself? When you get your employes all stirred up and out of sorts by constant scolding, fault-finding, and nagging, by your failure to stand up to your contracts with them, how can you expect them in return to have your interests at heart, to live up to your expectations, to do good work ? When you go all to pieces over something that troubles you, you can not write a good letter. Your mind is in no condition to make' an important contract until you restore harmony. Can you, then, expect your employes to believe in you—to give you their best, when you show them the worst side of your nature?—Success Magazine
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