09 Jun '11, 11pm

The Secret Sauce is People. It’s People! #csr #sb11

The Secret Sauce is People. It’s People! #csr #sb11

, this mentality is partly a byproduct of our financial statements. Where do you find people, our most important asset , on a balance sheet? Under expenses. People are seen as a cost on an income statement which is why when a company tries to maximize profits by cutting costs, employees are often the casualties. If we were to rethink our balance sheets and consider people assets, what would make them appreciate? Experience, knowledge, purpose, relationships and innovation. Interestingly, “training” is also listed as an expense on the balance sheet. As Herman notes, we constantly talk about declining resources but people are our only increasing resource and our financial statements don’t recognize it. Why is there such a disconnect here? When the best companies to work for financially outperform others, at what expense are we expensing people?

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/06/secret-sauce-people-p...

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