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Business Ethics Who is the most important person in a business organisation?

But then, with a closer picture, we can say that it has to be one person. Just one person.

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Alhaji Aliko Dangote - the richest man in Africa.


This question seems a bit dicey and difficult because these two compliment each other and they work hand in hand.

The employer or the employee? 

But then,  with a closer picture, we can say that it has to be one person. Just one person.

Remember that the employer owns and knows the vision of the business. So, for this vision to be executed effectively and flawlessly, the vision has to be communicated to people who understand the vision of the BUSINESS as much as the employer knows and who are willing to run with this vision till it has been accomplished.  

For example,  Dangote is one of the richest men in Africa.  Amen?  

For him to attain this height of excellence and prominence, he had a vision which he communicated to his employees who ran with it in order to bring this vision into full manifestation and fulfilment. 

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What does he do?

He hires/employees some set of people who will help him  achieve all this. 

If Dangote hired/employees some set of people who never understood the vision or rather, some set of people who wrecked the business, will he be known as one of the richest men in Africa, one of the richest men in the world and one of the most successful business mogul of our time?  

Understand this. 

Your business is as important as those who you hire/employ to work for you.  

One employer can ruin your business. 

One employer can elevate your business. 

That is why it is advisable to hire on the basis of qualification not sentiment. Whoever that works for you should understand the vision of that business as much as you do. They should understand the value your business is founded on. They should protect the integrity of the business no matter how successful or unsuccessful the business might be at that time. 

One way this is achieved is through good customer service. Customer service will be discussed much later on this platform.

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The relationship: employer-employee

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When you have the best set of employees, you are at peace. No room for anxiety will be entertained.  But when the wrong set of employees are there, you are scared to leave the business in their hands for an hour because they can ruin all your hard work and investment in just one hour. Amen? 

Have you ever had such employees before? 

Have you heard of such employees before?  

Most times, we ask "Why will Tunde employ someone that is so  dull meanwhile,  he is so smart, why?"

Other times, we say "Omotayo's manager is so amazing! She is as productive as her madam. So smart and intelligent"

Your employers will always act right when you are around but their integrity is always tested in your absence. Madam steps in and boom!...everything is kept in order. Madam steps out and boom! We either loose customers or gain customers.  

Let me bring in the word of God into this. 

If the devil wants to destroy your business,  he sends a man. 

If the Lord wants to bless your business, he sends a man. 

The devil wanted to destroy Samson. Who did he send? Delilah. 

The Lord wanted to bless Joseph.  Who did He send? Potiphar. 

This is how powerful relationships could be. 

Dear Entrepreneur,  

Employ people who understand the vision of your vision as well as you do. 

Employ people whom you can count on and entrust the business into their care in your absence. 

If you can do this, that means, your business has made it to the semi-finals of the Entrepreneur's League!

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Business Strategy Services

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Personal Questions To Ponder On

1) What is the vision of  my business? 

2) Have i properly communicated the vision of this business to my employees? 

3) How many employees do i have? 

4) How many of my employees fully understand this vision?

5) Sometimes, do they work outside the vision of my business?  

6) How many of my employees can i fully entrust this business to in my absence because they understand this vision?  

7) For the other employee who does not understand the vision of this business, what should i do? 

8) If the number of employees that understand the vision of this business is more than the number who don't understand it, am i at a loss or a gain? 

9) If I am at a loss, what should i do? 

Written by Chukwuma(Chuma) Aguwa.

Chukwuma Aguwa is an undergraduate Law student at Benson Idahosa University, Benin-City,  Edo State, Nigeria. He is an Enterprenur and a Business Consultant. Connect with Chuma on Facebook  & LinkedIn as Chukwuma Aguwa, Twitter & Instagram as @chumaaguwa.

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