April 7th, 2011
Kansas City, MO – Can love and money harmoniously coexist in the business world? Lifestyle Coach Vasavi Kumar believes so. In fact, she argues that bringing love into a business organization is fundamental to monetary success in both the short-term and the long-term.
“People want to feel appreciated in their work, but that appreciation is really just another word for love,” says Ms. Kumar. “We all crave love in several areas of our life – including our work life. The problem too often is we do the least amount to achieve love or managers fail to understand how important a role love plays. In fact, many company leaders think that you can’t mention loving your fellow man and using the word business in the same sentence.”
Kumar points out that tele-workshops like, “Rising In Love With Yourself,” which she runs, can help CEO’s and other company leaders. They provide an excellent example of how leaders and managers can improve their working relationships and increase employee productivity by including this innovated concept of bringing love back to business.
“The end result of these kinds of seminars are for leaders to be more spirit driven and less fear driven,” explains Kumar. “When employees feel they’re valued then they become more creative and committed to the company. When that happens, productivity goes up and that makes the company stronger. So rather than being fearful of the next quarter projections, companies find more success by looking at things from an emotional intelligence viewpoint and always ask questions like, ‘What will make my workers feel more secure and important?’”
Companies are already doing this. Case in point – SAS.
It’s a software firm based in the Research Triangle Park in Cary, NC, and was named by Money Magazine as the best place to work in 2011. SAS cites perks like on-site healthcare, childcare, car cleaning, a beauty salon and a state-of-the-art gym. The biggest benefit offered to employees though is what those perks truly represent. As one manager there reported, “People stay at SAS in large part because they are happy, but to dig a little deeper, I would argue that people don’t leave SAS because they feel regarded — seen, attended to and cared for. I have stayed for that reason, and love what I do for that reason.”
But what about those small to mid-size companies who can’t bestow expensive luxuries upon their employees to show they care?
“It might be trite, but love doesn’t cost a thing,” Kumar points out. “You don’t have to build a new entertainment wing to win a worker’s trust and confidence. What it takes is tapping into that love and dignity managers want and expect to receive. If you pass that down to workers, you’ll have a hard-working, dedicated staff. The difficult part is learning how to show that appreciation.”
That’s where coaches like Vasavi Kumar come into play.
She explains, “When I do an onsite evaluation I go right to the top first – the CEOs. They’re the captains and their attitude toward themselves plays a big role in how everyone interacts. Once I get the CEO’s take on their company, we speak with the workers — in total confidence — to get their real opinion of the working situation. Sometimes the CEO’s ideals are meeting worker expectations, but more often than naught, there’s a miscommunication. When you find the ‘silent issues’ that are gnawing at a company, the CEO can use skills they already have to reach a solution. As a result, workers are happier, productivity increases, employee turnover– which is expensive — goes down and revenues rise. With this system, everyone wins.”
Ms. Kumar believes that a company doesn’t need to sacrifice making money in order to follow its heart. In fact, following a path filled with love and admiration is the key to unlocking untold potential. To learn more about the Tele-Workshop Group Coaching Workshop, “Rising In Love With Yourself” and to explore upcoming program dates starting 4/14 visit http://vasavikumar.com//workshops-2/for details.