Last Sunday's Viewpoints failed to address a critical approach that produces cooperation between apparent adversaries in the business environment.
To address the issue of good relations between management and workers, it is important to stress how to blend business and emotion. One answer is to support the innate personal drive of every man and woman to strive for personal financial freedom. No one likes being subordinated or controlled. That's why management must acknowledge that everyone has the need to control his own life. And workers should constantly pursue options to minimize employer dominance and maximize personal success.
One way millions of workers keep control over their financial futures is to pursue some entrepreneureal effort--with a partner or alone. They're an employee during the day and an owner-operator in the moonlight. Since the beginning of business itself, these cottage industrialists have taken a shot at financial freedom. And many will. In the American economy, the garage is a gateway to greatness.
Fortunately, big business actually supports this entrepreneureal attitude. Big business offers a steady source of income to support workers as they build their own businesses. Big business offers introductions to quality contacts. These contacts are potential partners, customers, backers and suppliers. And business offers training.