The Golden Rule in a Business Environment

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“Treat others as you would want to be treated.

Today, in a business or corporate environment, it is often too easy to adopt a cut-throat strategy and forget or dismiss everything about ethics; to stuff all ethical principles into our business values page, but to leave them out of every one of our day-to-day processes. Far from being useless in the business world, the concept of ethic is directly tied to a company’s or business’s long-term success. The Golden rule is short, succinct and powerful: “Treat others as you would want to be treated.

The Golden Rule is: Everything About Success

Treat your customers right and they will be more likely to come back and more inclined to recommend your products or services. Treat your workers fairly, and they will always provide excellent service. In a world where the question of ethics and moral dilemmas often arises, having a standard that you can refer to in your decision-making process is priceless. Having a solid set of ethics could be just what your company or business needs to stand above the competition.

Building a Reputation

The most valuable possession you have is your reputation. Guard it and protect it at all costs. Losing and then trying to rebuild a reputation is very difficult and sometimes even impossible. Following the Golden Rule in your exchanges with others and your decision-making processes is the most efficient and simple way to safeguard and maintain your personal and business reputation. Treating others decently is just as important in the business world as it is in your personal lives.

A cut-throat business strategy may work at first, but over time it will destroy the very environment it needs for its own success. Build your business in a sustainable way. Treat the members of your team, your customers, your vendors, and competitors fairly. Go above and beyond what whatever is required and expected. In the long run, this will always pay off significantly.

Keeping Everyone Happy

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.

People are far more likely to complain about a negative experience than they are to talk about a good one. Ninety-nine good deeds and one bad, all the people will remember about you or your business will be the bad one. Bad news travel a lot faster and reach more than twice as many people as good news or a praise for a good service or product experience. Treating your employees and customers well is important. It is key keeping them happy, motivated, productive and coming back for more.

A satisfied workforce will be motivated to provide great service to your customers, and improve their loyalty as well. Pure simple appreciation can go a long way. Applying the Golden Rule in the workplace and putting others first is the simplest way to keep everyone [or almost everyone] happy. Most importantly, if you treat your employees the way that we would like to be treated, you will be rewarded with a dedicated, talented and loyal work force that will consistently meet the needs of the marketplace.

Dusting Off the Golden Rule

Today, for any businesses or companies, dusting off the Golden Rule and putting it to work is an everyday must. Doing it in your customer service department would be a good start but applying it throughout every aspect and level of your daily operations will always prove to be a preferable approach. This would and will instantly put you, your business or company on the fast-track for long-term sustainable growth and definitely pave the way to success. Treat others like people, not numbers and put yourself in their place once in a while.

Following the Golden Rule will help you achieve all your goals.

JMD

Original article first appeared on Bunkumless.com

Owner of Bunkumless.com and King Global Earth and Environmental Sciences Corporation, JMD, a former attorney, is a Columnist for The Futurist Daily News and editor of the Social and Political Blog JMDlive.com  Follow JMD @ jmdlive

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