Sometimes we see organizations “carry” employees (by giving them more than received in return) through a difficult period. It may be that the employee (or their family) is suffering an extended illness…a personal tragedy…or a season of a badly wounded attitude.
It can’t go on for long, because companies are not charities. But, it is often a better investment to help a hurting employee than to find and train a new one. It’s the right thing to do if it can be done.
A friend of mine recently observed “Being carried is far more likely to happen to people who have carried their organization…and less likely to happen to people who haven’t.”
Wow. Have you ever been carried by your organization (received far more than you have given)? It is a gift of incalculable value. If not…and you would ever desire that type of kindness extended to you…then you should practice carrying your organization now.
Give your company more than they give you in return. It is a wise investment on your part.
Thanks for listening.
PS: This is not a quid pro quo arrangement. It is a gift in both directions. Treat it that way.