My friend tells an old story about how a frog can easily get cooked.
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.
If you slowly turn up the heat on the hob he may sit there, not really noticing the water getting warmer and warmer and warmer until – in spite of his ability to save himself – he gets cooked!
Why do you need to know it?
This is how a lot of business owners can get cooked by their employees.
Some employees’ behaviour worsens gradually over time. Little by little by little, one bad one poisons the others.
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.
If you occasionally accept occasional unacceptable behaviour, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be routinely accepting routine unacceptable behaviour.
How can you make this work for you?
Once you are aware, as you are now, you can do something about it.
That’s one of the things we help our members with.
Kind regards, Irene