There is a well-known old Irish proverb that says ‘Kindness and generosity costs you nothing’.
There is no doubt that this wonderful saying or wisdom is correct and everyone agrees, but the question remains: “Why can we not apply this on the ground, in our daily life and practice?”
Of course, there are a lot of verses in our religion urging us to do good, be generous and kind, among others. It is also said that a good word is charity.
I would like to stress here that a good word has a great and magical effect on others. Therefore, I hope that we will give each other motivating and positive words, whether at home, at work, or with relatives and friends.
I witnessed many negative attitudes by officials towards their employees, with some of them even avoiding saying a simple ‘thank you’ to subordinates even if they have accomplished seemingly impossible tasks.
This is, unfortunately, a widespread phenomenon in our society and even within the family!
We are full of jealousy and envy towards anyone who does a wonderful or special job. There are people who are stingy even to send out a text message to congratulate on birthdays, promotion, appointment, marriage and other happy occasions that are considered obligatory, but inevitable and necessary. It is almost as if they do not live on the same planet.
Participation in joys and sorrows is one of the characteristics of a rational and wise man, and our application of these good habits is considered a school of creation that will be passed on to new generations of parents and grandparents.
One of my acquaintances told me his manager lacks the simplest basics of administrative skill and does not thank or appreciate any work accomplished by the team. He does not communicate with team members, meet them, or even ask about them. He seems to be dissatisfied at all times.
I hope all officials treat employees as they themselves would want to be treated, for this is a basic quality or principle firmly in our character, and this is what our true religion recommends.
Correct handling and respect are the essence of successful work, and my advice to everyone, especially young people, is to focus on training themselves in these fine qualities and skills that will undoubtedly add to their personality and build on them the love and respect of people.
Some officials have higher degrees in important and difficult disciplines, but they lack the simplest rules, skills, and the art of management! Will such officials be successful at work? The answer is no.
The most important thing is to gain these good qualities and skills and apply them both at work and outside. It is high skills in manners, taste and origins that gives a person elegance and distinguishes him from others.
And, always remember, a good word is alms.