Hello! Irene here, and today I am going to share an old story about how a frog can easily get cooked and its relevance to you!
Since a frog has the ability to jump quite high, if you take a frog and toss him in a big pot of hot water, he’ll jump right out.
But if you put the frog in a pan of room temperature water, he’ll stay there.
Then if you slowly turn up the heat he may sit there, not really noticing the water getting warmer and warmer until – in spite of his ability to save himself – he gets cooked!
This is how a lot of business owner managers can get cooked by some employees:
The employees’ behaviour worsens gradually over time.
Little by little. Occasional tardiness becomes frequent tardiness, then constant tardiness.
Sloppy appearance goes from rare to occasional to routine.
Work left undone, rare, occasional, common.
And the business gets slowly boiled dry.
This is a bit of a tongue twister, but if you occasionally accept the occasional unacceptable behaviour, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be routinely accepting the routine unacceptable behaviour.
You might want to do something about that.