With my over 10years of experience working with my colleague young people in Ghana, #Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and #Liberia, I have made some key observations that many of them are “looking for money” but not to “work for money”.
I may be wrong but this had been my experience.
Working for Money workforce:
They are mostly concerned about how their key participation in the business or the organization can help the growth of the organization which can translate into revenue hence their share of that revenue (salary, allowance, bonuses, wages, and other motivation). They go all out to distinguish themselves to make sure that the business considers them as an asset and will never want to lose them.
They take issues of the progress of the business as those the business is their “own”. With this, the business finds ways and means of giving them good motivation and renunciation. The day they decide to leave the company, their management weeps.
Looking for Money workforce:
They are mostly in the majority. Their concern mostly is how fast the month ends so their salaries are paid. They are unable to question themselves what contributions and values they have added to the growth of the business.
They will normally say “this is my or my father’s business….” forgetting that if that business collapses because of mass non-performance, they lose that “job” too. They normally calculate the “assumed profits” of the company even if they have little knowledge about the revenue vis-à-vis other expenditures.
They are quick to use verbally abuses members of their top management in the event of any salary delays or non-payment of the same for 2, 3, or six months. They quickly quit the job once they sense the company is going through a financial crisis and go look for a “good standing company” where they can “look for money”.
A typical example – last two weeks I went to the Office of the President of #Ghana to deliver a letter and at the reception, the female young receptionist receiving my letter on September 14, 2021 rather wrote September 29, 2021 before canceling it and she said “ah, the whole of today I was only writing 29th, 29th….” a security officer closed to her smile and said I know why… she smiled too and said “yes oooo salary date… at most by 29th it will land”
Note that many know their workers and when there are difficult moments for the company, those laid off are mostly from the “looking for money” workforce.
Another day, I will elaborate further but this is my observation and I am maybe wrong.
But which category do you fall? – if you are an employee Or have you also made this or counter observations about the categories of #workforce in your company? if you are an employer
Efo Korsi Senyo