Everyone dreams of opening their own business and introducing a unique brand that will be a pioneer in a specific niche. But very few people are able to achieve that milestone in their lives, and many stop dreaming about it outrightly. However, those who successfully hit the bull’s eye and establish a profitable business adopt retrogressive policies that devalue things that were the foundation of the company’s initial success
Rahul Maharaj, an acclaimed entrepreneur and mental health speaker, has a piece of advice for fellow entrepreneurs who tend to make their culture regressive rather than progressive, even though the revenues are resulting in a surplus.
“There’s nothing in the world that matches the feeling of pride and satisfaction when you see your business on an upward trajectory. However, when you experience a similar sort of situation, don’t ever, and I repeat, don’t ever depreciate the very people who helped you achieve the feat,” says Rahul.
He believes that a business or CEO definitely plays a leading role in crafting the victory, but without the input from employees, a business would stand helpless in almost every department. That makes their accomplishment as a business a collective achievement of everyone involved, and definitely not an isolated one. This begs some reward for people who made that happen.
“I believe your employees deserve a reward after each of your successes in business. And the best reward that you can offer is, paying the exact amount your workers deserve. As someone expert in mental health, I can certify this will help you generate revenues by manifold the next time!” suggests Rahul.
Rahul believes that there are many ways an employer can reward his workers. That includes hosting a party to honor the team, granting one or two days of paid leaves to a best-performing employee, or arranging a trip or day-out with the team. But while these are quite attainable and should be done every three to six months for higher employee satisfaction, Rahul is of the view that a well-deserved raise in the salary is an ultimate morale booster. Deserving recognition from employers benefits the employee and motivates them to go another mile and work more effectively.
This is something that Rahul has been practicing at his various businesses, and so far, it has produced great results for him. His methodology is: to treat your workers as friends, pay them the deserving amount, and encourage them to improve in the areas where they lag behind. He, with these employee-friendly policies, has established a culture that is supportive of workers and their health, specifically mental health.
As a pioneer in mental health, Rahul Maharaj hasn’t bound himself only to words. Unlike most motivational and mental health speakers, he is a man of action and has proven that through his policies at workplaces functioning under him.