In an ever-changing economy, there is one kind of business, product or service that stands out over plethora of choices; one that adds value to people’s lives. Success follows when you start offering value to others instead of looking for personal benefit. With hundreds of millions of businesses and access to any part of the world, competition in business is substantially high. So what makes your or my business any different then the rest? Remember this pointer: value speaks loudly to people. It sticks out like a sore thumb in the sea of products or services. Coinciding with value, must come a commitment to never-ending growth and reevaluation of our business. What is your personal statement? Does it include contributing to others and adding value to their lives? Is their a commitment to improve and always advance the organization?
Personally I believe that in this day of age value gets neglected. We’re always looking for “how fast can we take this to the market?” Or “how much volume are we doing with this product?” Value creates loyalty and a sense of belonging for that product/service in the client’s life. As business owners and leaders we need to take a look at how our business is contributing to the lives of our stakeholders. Are we offering them more than just a dollar amount, or do we value their growth and success as our organization grows? Is the added value to our stakeholders’ lives part of the mission statement? For example, “Through our concerted efforts as an organization, we are committed to the constant pursuit of improving our products and services; which in turn add value to the lives of our customers. As stakeholders of our organization we are dedicated to consistent self-improvement of mind, body and soul, so that we are at our greatest potential to contribute our talents to others.” I encourage you to reevaluate your mission statement and hope that you find the importance of gearing your organization to add value to the lives of others.