From hire-then-fire to foster-and-prosper
The rapidly changing business landscape necessitates a shift in management strategies. The traditional hire-and-fire mentality is no longer effective for building sustainable, successful businesses (see: recent layoffs in tech). A more humanistic approach, focusing on fostering growth and prosperity, is essential for long-term success and for a more meaningful kind of management that is truly a vocation.
Transactional management, based on hiring and firing employees to meet short-term needs, often results in high turnover rates, reduced employee morale, and a lack of innovation. By focusing only on immediate outcomes, businesses risk sacrificing the long-term well-being and growth of their employees and organization as a whole.
A humanistic approach to management, on the other hand, prioritizes the development of employees by creating a supportive and nurturing work environment. This approach emphasizes mentoring, continuous learning, and open communication. By cultivating a culture of growth and development, businesses can unlock the true potential of their employees.
Fostering and prospering go hand in hand. When employees feel valued, supported, and empowered, they are more likely to be engaged, motivated, and committed to the organization’s success.
Millennials have been singing this tune, and Gen Z’ers are turning this advocacy into a symphony. The future is bright.
John 10:11-18. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. But the hired one, and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees: and the wolf catches, and scatters the sheep: And the hired flees, because he is a hired one: and he has no care for the sheep.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-121: MAY 1, 2023]