- MBI Concepts Corporation drives for a win-win-win relationship.
We recognize three long-term investors in a corporation: shareholders, customers and employees. Stockholders invest in stocks; customers invest in products or services; employees invest time and energy. They all expect a return on their investment. A dedicated, enthusiastic and energized employee is the fastest path to attain, the most consistent means to maintain, and the only way to optimize long-term shareholder and customer value.
The employee’s perception of a win-win-win relationship is critical.
- MBI Concepts Corporation focuses on the employee perspective.
The executive’s view can have a distinct advantage, in its singular perspective, clarity and voice. The employee’s perspectives are many. A singular message may be impossible; the diversity of messages may exceed the number of employees; prioritization is difficult; unearthing the consistent message is demanding. A Rosetta Stone is sometimes required to understand employee hieroglyphics.
More employee perspectives need to be overheard in corporate cafeterias and integrated into corporate strategies to attain, maintain and optimize customer and shareholder value.
- MBI Concept Corporation voices the “employee-owner” perspective.
If we represented stockholders, we would not represent the corporate day trader’s perspective. We represent that employee that buys into a corporation much as a stockholder does an indexed mutual fund—with the desire to hold for the long term, minimize expenses and achieve long-term value. These employee-owners know there will be ups and downs. They know there will be sacrifices.
More than just pay-stub recipients, these employee-owners are willing to invest their trust, confidence and livelihoods in an organization.
- MBI Concepts Corporation strives for simplicity.
Keep it simple. Encourage creativity. Encourage risk taking. Encourage decentralized decision making. Encourage decisiveness. Forgive thoughtful mistakes. Is it any simpler than THINK? The employee may not have access to information to see potential “cliffs ahead,” but they know what motivates them, what gets them up each morning and what drives them to spectacular performances. They understand a business must prosper. A modern business must show profit to continue to exist. They want to prosper and share in its growth, wealth and longevity.
Connect by keeping the message simple.
- MBI Concept Corporation believes that the employee-owner perspective and a well-focused executive’s perspective will rarely conflict.
The right people stay self-motivated if you don’t demotivate them. Get the right people on board. Keep the right people on board. Discharge those that don’t want to be on board. Ensure that the best-of-the-best never fear for their livelihood. Provide path corrections. Change is not the problem; explaining, discussing and implementing a change can be.
If the employee-owner and executive perspectives are not aligned, ask why?
- Drives toward a win-win-win for all investors.
- Understands the employee perspective.
- Focuses on the “employee-owner” perspective.
- Strives for simplicity to connect.
- Constantly compares and analyzes the employee-owner and executive perspectives.
Get the right people on board, focus on your employees and provide them with respect and trust. They will reach pinnacles; and they will take you along for the ride.
Peter E. Greulich
Author, Speaker and Publisher
The World’s Greatest Salesman, An IBM Caretaker’s Perspective: Looking Back