This week I faced once again the complaint that people frequently make about me ‘you’re maybe too nice?’ I’ve only come across this in the world of work and it strikes me that there is an assumed way of working, of making a difference, and nice or kind only has a limited role in that way of working.
If this is true then my beautiful new productivity coaching company really is stuck because I’m not going to stop working kindly and I really do want to be a success. I want to hire a team and run a business that people are excited about working at. I want to make productivity concerned with treating staff well in an appropriate way the norm in companies. I want to pay good taxes and contribute to the society I live in. I want to make time for my family, and for myself. And it’s bad news if I can’t achieve this without letting go of my natural working style.
So I had a think about this, I thought long and hard. There is no point pursuing a business that simply isn’t going to work. I could slog for hours, days, weeks, months, and get nowhere simply because I’m giving off the wrong sort of ‘business vibes’. Then I realised, is my plan not going to work, or am I just talking to the wrong customers? This blog is for the business owners who care about their employees and respect their time, their hours working and their hours at home.
If you read it and thought – ‘finally, let’s sort this out. I want my staff to enjoy working and also to know that their time is their own’ then I am the productivity coach for you. I believe that every workplace can be less stressful and that when staff and management work together they can create new and sustainable working practices.
So there we go, for everyone who has ever sat at work wondering if there’s a better way to do things there is. Take a look around and see what you think.