Take Time to Say Thank You —Cagle
If you need a less humanitarian reason to pay homage to your people, consider this: As the economy and the job market improve, those employees who emerge from 2009 dissatisfied with the circumstances and conditions under which they toiled may set a New Year’s Resolution to find work elsewhere. Any boss can seem like a hell of a nice guy when all is right with the economy, but the true measure of a person’s character is how they react under difficult circumstances.
You want to cultivate people who would go to war with you, not shoot you in the back.
The sweaty folks in the trenches need to know that they matter. Don’t let 2010 kick in without letting your people know the critical role they played in keeping the company afloat in 2009.
DON’T WAIT FOR MAÑANA: This magazine and Compass Capital Partners have created a free M&A listing service for printers looking to either sell their businesses or acquire firms. The service features anonymous, brief descriptions about the buyer or seller.
All new submissions and responses to existing listings must be filed by a company’s CEO or CFO, and e-mailed to Harris DeWese, chairman and CEO of Compass Capital, at HDeWese@CompassCapLtd.com. The service is completely free and does not require an engagement agreement with Compass Capital.
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It says here that any opportunity to gain insight from the Mañana Man should be seized upon.
MORE M&A: Our old amigo, Jim Cohen of Consolidated Graphics (CGX), has thrown his hat into the blogosphere with “Mergers and Acquisitions in the Printing Industry: Observations from the Front Line. You can read Jim’s blog at http://printingindustrymergers.blogspot.com/. Check it out today.