“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup
Before I get too far into this article, I want to make it clear that I don't run a multinational company (I've always wanted to use the word multinational). So I'm not pretending I know all the answers to the ways of the world. I am though a 29yr old guy who has worked within several different businesses, run a business myself for 3 years now and operated as an infantry platoon commander for several years which was actually very similar to running a small business. We had targets to reach, training to do, soldiers had personal issues that needed looking after, we had to motivate the troops and provide interesting training and be role models. If we did this, then output would be good. Neglect these areas and the guys would just saunter around until the bar was open.