Unfortunately, P is pretty far back in the alphabet. For the sake of the ABC’s of Engineering Your Business, I’d love to change that only because today we’re going to talk about the most important part of your organization: your People.

If you’re listening to this podcast, no doubt you would agree that people are the foundation, the vital part of your business.

But I think now more than ever businesses are really seeing this come into play as it seems that everywhere places are struggling to find and retain quality people for their teams.

And you’re seeing the ripple effects through all levels of supply chain, as consumers, B2B, B2C and more. Lead times our way up. Resources are hard to come by. And if you can get what you need, most places don’t have the people they need to do what they want with all of that.

As tough as this has been on everyone, one positive is that it has highlighted the bedrock truth that people is where it all starts.

As well, creating a culture in your organization where people will want to work and feel they are valued and can make a difference in the world… those are more important than ever.

Yes, technology only continues to grow and develop and there is more and more automation in the world, whether physical or digital or otherwise.

But I believe we were each put on this earth to fulfill a purpose, to connect and grow and learn and experience, to change and impact and teach and mentor, to leave a mark and make a difference.

That’s why each business, whether large or small, that employs anyone is providing opportunities to do some of that not only within their organization but also in the lives of your team members outside of work as well.

So make sure that your people know you care. Look for ways daily to encourage and inspire, to build into and lift up, to give opportunities and paths for growth.

Your people are your foundation.

What are some ways that you’ve found effective to show your people you care? I’d love to hear them. Shoot me an email at shawn@shawnwashburn.com.

If you’ve been enjoying the podcast, consider telling a fellow entrepreneur or business leader about it. I appreciate you and would love to know any future topics you’d like me to cover or how I can help you and your business. Email me at shawn@shawnwashburn.com