HOW DO YOU TREAT OTHERS?
Businesses are scrambling to find ways to reduce the impact of the War on COVID on their employees. The pandemic is unprecedented in our age, but it is temporary. Leaders who recognize this are exploring temporary pay cuts, reducing hours or furloughing their employees rather than laying them off. Companies are also showing leadership to protect their customers. Some are ramping up cleaning services in their stores, others are reducing hours to facilitate store cleaning, or even putting aside a special time slot for the most vulnerable customers or even health care workers to shop by themselves to ensure their safety. Other companies are repurposing their production lines, with examples like 3M, General Electric, and Ford partnering to make badly needed medical equipment.
New Jersey National Guard Soldiers and Airmen go over the wear of protective equipment at a COVID-19 Community-Based Testing Site at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J. Photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht / U.S. Air National Guard
In Chapter 11 in the book of Ecclesiastes the wise King Solomon said that if you “cast your bread upon the water, you will find it after many days.” People are our greatest asset - treat them well, equip them for success, and truly serve them and it will come back to you in the form of hard work, loyalty, and faithfulness to your mission.