Today I want to talk to you about a topic which is quite contentious, yet very important; I want to talk to you about Terrorism.
Over the past several years, there’s been a growing discontent amongst the masses and as a result, more and more people who are unhappy, are deciding to disrupt the countries in which they live. I read an article by the Dalai Lama recently, which said that people today are very easily influenced by social media; this medium makes it much easier for unhappy people to be radicalised.
What’s interesting however, is that a lot of the people who are getting on board with radicals, are not citizens of the country they are angry with; they are guests.
This is not just a UK problem, this is happening all over the world.
Across the world, we are trying to please everybody and in doing so, countries are losing their core identities. Every country has a uniqueness, a culture; when people arrive from elsewhere and don’t want to integrate with those core values and instead push to maintain their own, it isn’t conducive to a harmonious environment.
If I was to move to Canada tomorrow, I wouldn’t expect Canada to bend around me and my values; it’s not my country. I’m going as a guest and I’m hoping to live there; it’s only fair that I fit in with their culture and values, because it was my choice to move there in the first place.
If a country has its core values truly identified, and they are incredibly clear to people applying to move from elsewhere, then people have a choice.
The world is a huge place. There are so many different countries with different values. If the country you’re living in doesn’t suit your values, then move.
Fit in or fuck off, it’s that simple.
So, what has this all got to do with business? Quite a lot, actually.
Many businesses do not have their core values truly defined and as a result, employees make up their own rules.
It is vitally important for you as a business owner to identify the values of your company and the rules of your game; for your employees to know what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.
You then need to be prepared to enforce these rules.
Failing to ensure that your employees play by your rules could send your business down a disenfranchised route; I’ve seen it happen.
Ultimately, if you allow employees that do not share your core values to remain in your business, they will enlist other people and metaphorically speaking you will have a terrorist act committed against your business.
If you currently have people in your business that are not abiding by your core values, remember this; you can’t train core values, they are either your people or they’re not.
You need to act soon, before their influence grows.
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