Putting humans back into business

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June 15, 2017

Putting humans back into business

We have all heard the saying, “It’s not personal; it’s just business.” Many business owners do their best to pretend they can ignore the feelings of the humans involved if the decision is made in the best interest of the business. However, for most employees, these clearly defined lines just don't exist—it all feels personal.

I believe there is a better way. You can’t ignore business fundamentals, but it is equally unwise to ignore the people in your business. Those people are what make your business work. During this session, we will explore some simple but fundamental mind shifts that will allow both your business and your humans to thrive.

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Rob

June 15, 2017
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  1. Rob Harr PUTTING HUMANS BACK INTO BUSINESS @robertharr

  2. http://bit.ly/sb-converge

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  4. PUTTING HUMANS BACK INTO BUSINESS THE BUSINESS CASE FOR HUMANS

  5. Context

  6. I am a HOW person.

  7. Starting a business is easy.

  8. Running a business is hard.

  9. Running a profitable business is even harder.

  10. Running a profitable business while treating people like humans is

    a constant struggle.
  11. Our Craft What we believe. Business

  12. Our Craft The Truth. Business

  13. Our Craft It’s all about the people. Business People

  14. Resources Talent

  15. I am in the talent business.

  16. People are our biggest asset.

  17. 20% 5% 6% 11% 58% The Budget 58% Compensation 11%

    General + Admin 6% Rent 5% Advertising 20% Net Margin
  18. 20% 5% 6% 11% 58% The Budget 58% Compensation

  19. Why Projects Fail.

  20. If we want to make our business healthier, then we

    have to invest in our people.
  21. PUTTING HUMANS BACK INTO BUSINESS 4 BIG IDEAS

  22. Transparency

  23. Honesty is my policy.

  24. Honesty is my policy. But you have to be prepared

    to hear what I have to say.
  25. I believe in transparency up to the point where it

    could hurt someone else.
  26. Respect

  27. Treat people like adults.

  28. Hiring the whole person

  29. Work life balance.

  30. People Over Process

  31. PUTTING HUMANS BACK INTO BUSINESS THE EMPLOYEE LIFECYCLE

  32. Employee

  33. Recruiting Employee Alumi

  34. Recruiting Employee Alumi Finding the right humans

  35. Setting expecations.

  36. Always be networking

  37. Diversity

  38. APPRENTICESHIPS

  39. 2 kinds of Companies: Talent Producers Talent Consumers

  40. This is where you set the stage for everything else

    to come.
  41. Be a talent scout.

  42. Recruiting Employee Alumi Hiring

  43. Negotiation.

  44. The employee arrangement Sarah 2080 hours a year Developer Salary

    Vacation Benefits
  45. Our Fake Team $45k $80k $100k $60k Salary $21 $38

    $48 $28 Hourly Rate
  46. Hire professionals.

  47. Recruiting Employee Alumi On boarding

  48. This is a scary time for new employees.

  49. 3 months for new Employees to become productive.

  50. Regular check-in’s

  51. Recruiting Employee Alumi Kicking ass together

  52. Clearly set expectations.

  53. Creating Policies.

  54. 3 - 6 month window for great feedback.

  55. Goal Setting.

  56. Giving people the freedom and permission to invest in themselves.

  57. Peer Reviews

  58. Make sharing easy.

  59. Embrace your staff’s super powers.

  60. Talk about money.

  61. Salary Growth

  62. Salary Growth

  63. Salary Growth

  64. Significant Others.

  65. Act like you are in business for yourself.

  66. Recruiting Employee Alumi Seperation

  67. There are seasons for people.

  68. People have different values in different contexts.

  69. The people you start with will not be the people

    you finish with.
  70. “I can’t wait to see what you do next”


  71. Know that everyone else is watching.

  72. Recruiting Employee Alumi Ambassador

  73. Still helping us realize our mission.

  74. Valued part of our story.

  75. Design good experiences for your people. Recruiting Employee Alumi

  76. PUTTING HUMANS BACK INTO BUSINESS COMMON PHRASES

  77. “It’s not Personal; it’s just business”

  78. “They owe me”

  79. “They just don’t understand”

  80. Communication is the most important part of making any relationship

    work.
  81. WRAP IT UP PUTTING HUMANS BACK INTO BUSINESS

  82. My long term business plan is to have happy, healthy,

    well adjusted humans and families.
  83. This takes a ton of work.

  84. Accept the fact that you will be completely wrong about

    things that you are sure you learned.
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  86. Treating people like humans should not be a differentiator in

    business. But it is.
  87. Deep -Dive Discussions Tomorrow at 2:30 pm

  88. Let’s chat.

  89. THANKS! @robertharr rob@heysparkbox.com