Mercy in the Workplace
April 26, 2016
An employee was caught stealing. A supplier has grossly over-promised to gain our business. A customer is late paying their bill, again.
In today’s profit-driven marketplace, do mercy, compassion, kindness, and forgiveness have a place in business?
For the Christian business leader, and as sons and daughters of God, we are called to be actively compassionate in the same way God is. “Therefore be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Luke 6:36)
Consider applying a filter of mercy and compassion and watch as leading like Jesus could dramatically improve your workplace environment—and the bottom-line.
Mercy allows business leaders to proactively drive topline growth while staying true to their spiritual compass. How productively we employ the resources and opportunities God places in our hands can ultimately impact our future performance.
Mercy removes control. When we delegate important tasks to employees, it allows our team to grow, learn and ultimately feel invaluable to the business. The quality, loyalty and performance of our people determines the success of our companies.
Mercy creates an atmosphere of forgiveness and trust. Terminating an employee caught stealing or cutting ties with a supplier who under-delivered may seem logical. However, in the end, creating an environment where people can admit a mistake and ask for forgiveness, can solidify lasting, fruitful business relationships.
Mercy offers a listening-ear and quiet sympathy when team members need to openly share a concern or problem. When we do not judge, demonstrate kindness and compassion, others will notice. Teamwork and job performance will soar.
As Christian business executives, each day we are confronted with tough situations that challenge our ability to lead with mercy.
Each month, C12 members focus on ways to lead their business like Jesus. They are intentional about ministry, personal growth, and leading with an eternal perspective. Thousands of C12 members attest to merciful leadership fueling their company’s healthy bottom-line, improved employee morale and engagement, increased productivity and even customer satisfaction.
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord; plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
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