- Size and quality of our house
- Gated neighborhoods
- How nicely our houses are furnished/decorated
- Clothing, fashion, brands
- Neighbor’s lawn and landscaping
- A friend’s successful career
- Friends who are able to retire in their 40’s and 50’s
- Universities our children attend
- Luxurious vacations
Comparison can be a destructive disease that grows inside a company as well. A CEO who wants to build a great company culture by merely copying the practices of another successful company will likely not experience the same results. Great company cultures are developed by identifying and communicating an organization’s own good qualities. Just like every person has a different personality, every company will have a different personality.
If you are on the road to building a great workplace, don’t just simply copy what the Fortune 100 Great Places to Work companies are doing. Be original. Research what they are doing that is successful and determine how those same principles may apply to your own organization. Don’t merely copy; uniquely create your one-of-a-kind great place to work. You will find this approach works much better.