This foundational element in business, though rarely referenced in our culture anymore, has the potential to have the most pervasive impact on the world if we act on it.
Practicing stewardship requires we make the most of every resource we have been entrusted with. It is an effort that flies in the face of laziness, ignorance, apathy, and wastefulness. Stewardship forces us to care, to be responsible, to take initiative, and to be pro-active.
It surprisingly is about maximizing your profit margin and the return on your investment, but if that was all there was to stewardship, there would be no reason to encourage its use. From creating more efficient processes which in turn generate more profit, stewardship thrives on something other than greed.
Stewardship is intrinsically connected to generosity, so that practicing stewardship results in sharing the excess with those that need it most.
May we be people who manage our businesses with a passion for stewardship, amass great wealth, and then leverage that wealth to make a positive impact on the world.
Unfortunately, the current process for most refugee recruiting could be considered anything but good stewardship. A business willing to employ a refugee without paying for the referral has the potential for treating the refugee like a commodity. When any employee is treated like a commodity instead of an individual created in the image of God with an affinity for work, it will always effect the way that employee is treated; if not by the owner, by the staff. Some companies treat the constant flow of refugees like a never-ending supply of cheap labor. If one employee is not cutting it, throw them out for the next one in line. I guarantee that accompany paying for the talent they acquire will put safeguards in place to ensure they invest in onaboarding, training, and overall excellence for that employee.
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