Some businesses just need an attitude adjustment

Jay, Robin
August 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);8/11/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 32, p22
The author emphasizes the impact of employees' attitude on the bottom line of businesses. She relates the life-threatening situation that her mother faced which was exacerbated by food poisoning. She mentions the difference in the attitudes of the people working in each place. She says that while inspiration can come from management, every employee gets to choose not just where they are going to work, but also how they are going to do their work each day.


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