Since the beginning of time, human beings have always tried to manage their lifestyles in order to become more efficient, more effective, and more successful. They drew timelines, working during the day, resting and sleeping at night. They set tangible objectives to accomplish. They created rules and regulations to stay in control. Built a hierarchy to follow a certain chain of commands. The list goes on and on.
All of these factors have made our lives more complicated … especially at work. People feel stressed out and pressured not to break a rule over here, or to submit their report during a specific period of time. It is important to motivate people, to push them to the limit, to discover their talents and unleash them into the organizationâ€™s interest. But one of the most deadly mistakes any organization or manager falls into is to make employees feel as if they are machines or robots with no feelings or emotions to express when they need to. The importance of adding the human touch in your daily interactions with your employees is becoming more and more essential in any organization. Each day in our lives resembles a different mood that affects our behavior and productivity.
Happy news can bring joy and happiness to your life, sad news can make you feel down and depressed, sometimes you encounter a certain situation while going to work which can change your life or the way you think. Also, simple things in your daily life can affect your attitude at work, for example skipping your early coffee drink at the start of your day can make you nervous or you might lose your concentration, having a confrontation with a co-worker, a mosquito that bothers you ..
The significant difference between man and machine is this human touch or spirit which we share between us at work, home, and everywhere we go. It is true that machines have made our lives easier and faster, but we can never work or feel like machines (how do they feel anyhow, eh?). Creating a human spirit environment, where people tend to understand, listen to each other, share their happiness , sadness, concerns, successes, and failures can really boost the morale of your employees and thus boosting productivity. A secret ingredient, yes you can say that, and it is one of the most basic and important factor of success that most people tend to forget in this ever-growing complicated world.
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