This is really great – company culture, employee interaction – the chemistry between the team that is buying into your mission is projected to your customers, vendors, etc…and ultimately contributes to the results and success of your company.
Let’s cut to the chase: want to know the quickest way to get me to fire you?
Be a jerk to your coworkers.
The number one thing that I judge with my employees is how they interact with other employees. Period. Let me tell you why this is so crucial to the running of my businesses.
Everyone excels at different interactions when it comes to a work place. Some people are great at client relations, but maybe have a bit more trouble with the day to day around the office. Others are fantastic at communicating between departments, but can’t do the big board meeting.
And I am okay with all of that. I always tell people to bet on their strengths, instead of worrying about their weaknesses. Whatever your best form of communication is, whatever you can bring to the table, focus on that. Be great at it. If everyone is doing amazing work in their respective areas of the company, good shit happens.
But if you can’t treat people with the utmost respect, or your team doesn’t love working with you, that is where I draw the line.
“disrespect is something I will never tolerate in a business”
Managing styles don’t bother me; people have to figure out their own cadence when it comes to the day to day managing of a team. And that’s on you if you are in charge of a team. But disrespect is something I will never tolerate in a business, regardless of scenario. Being disrespectful or selfish about what’s in your best interest versus what’s in the logo’s best interest as a whole: unacceptable. Letting your emotions get the best of you and talking down to someone or creating conflict: unacceptable. Being unable to talk to someone face-to-face when there is an issue, and instead creating gossip around them: no way.