Business and the corporate world can be ruthless.

Humans are not numbers. Humans are not robots. Humans are people.

There are stories behind names and faces.

We have feelings, emotions, and personalities. We have families, passions, interests, and hobbies.

There’s a lot more to us than you see and hear. There’s a lot going on inside.

I know you value scale, systems, processes, production, and profits. I understand these things are important.

But dig deeper and get below the surface. Take some time to get to know people. Find out what we value, believe in, and care about.

I know it’s all about you, but accommodate us. Accommodate our wants and needs.

We’re not the same as you. That doesn’t mean the relationship can’t work. That just means we need to be flexible and make it work.

Treat us the way we want to be treated.

Healthy, happy people are better workers and better humans.

Business is important. Results are important. Focus on people. The business results will take care of themselves.

I’m not anti-business. I’m am pro-people.

I value humans and human life. I believe in respect. I believe in caring. I believe in good. I value meaningful connection and meaningful relationships.

Slow down and genuinely get to know people. Do you care? Is this too much to ask?