Marcus Hiles of San Antonio runs a business that employs many people.
Many articles and publications today talk about creating happy workplaces, increasing diversity and entertaining the employees. Very few people, journalists, and entrepreneurs are willing to acknowledge that the relationship between employers and employees is adversarial by nature.
It is adversarial because the agenda of a business or entrepreneur is usually in conflict with the agenda of employees.
There is nothing wrong with this. Employees are not bad people because they have a few hundred things on their minds that rank higher in priority and interest than the agenda of a business owner. It would be foolish to fault them for having their own agendas. However, expecting them to not have an agenda of their own is not very bright.
The truth is that employees do not own businesses. Entrepreneurs and business owners do. Expecting employees to act like owners usually doesn’t work because this idea is irrational.
If a person wanted to have their own business, they would be an entrepreneur and not a salaried employee. In addition to this, being an owner requires a completely different skillset that entrepreneurs spend years developing.
If you are an entrepreneur, your company is your life and your life is your company. The line between work, family, and hobbies is very thin.
This is not the reality of your employees. They have lives of their own and think about all sorts of things that entrepreneurs such as Marcus Hiles San Antonio don’t care about.