I could go on and on and on and talk about the Security Workers and the Car Park attendants and the Caters ….. It all reminded me with a conversation that I had last weekend with a School Librarian who mentioned that a student came to her with a box of chocolates. He wanted to thank her as one of the “Small People” that are essential to the workings of things. Indeed from what I know of her work she does pay a critical role within the school. However, when we talk about schools we remember the students, the teachers and the leader. We often don’t remember the Teaching Assistants, the Maintenance workers, Catering staff and all the other employers that play a less visible, yet equally significant role in making a school work smoothly.
Hopefully this will serve as a gentle reminder to you to remember the importance and value added by the little people in your organisation or even that you just meet as you sojourn along the way.
I hope you have a great week.
Susan Popoola runs Conning Towers Ltd, an HR organisation focused on Talent Management and HR Transformation and Engaged For Success a Social Enterprise. She is also the published author of Touching The Heart of Milton Keynes: A Social Perspective and Consequences: Diverse to Mosaic Britain. She is also Winner Women4Africa Author of the Year 2013
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