Business Management – What Does the Bible Say?

This article is about a business management and the example of a man named Boaz. In the course of life you may elevated to manage people in a work force. Remember, it is a privilege to manage the greatest resource on the planet, men and women. Let us take a look at one man and how God used his life to be a blessing to others. This author recognizes that some may not recognize the Bible as a management hand book and that is okay. That being said let us turn our attention to the book of Ruth in the bible.We will pick up the scene with the arrival of one of the central figures a man named Boaz. What this author finds interesting is the way Boaz greets his farm hands with the greeting, “The Lord be with you.” It seems to me that Boaz is not simply greeting his crew with an empty greeting. Here is a man that is concerned with his workers. As a leader in any business, managers or owners must have a deep concern for the people that are placed under them. A quality manager takes the time to know his people.The reaction of his workers is one of blessing. The people in the field seem to understand that for them to be blessed Boaz must be blessed also. The relationship here cannot be missed in business. If you are running a brick and mortar business or an online business this relationship dynamic must be at work. The online world as well as the offline world must have people that will give value first, then reap a harvest. We can see that Boaz is the alert owner because he sees a new person, Ruth, in the field. She is not a worker but a gleaner. Gleaning was the way that God provided for those who had little to nothing to eat.Ruth is not asking for a handout here. She is willing to work. Managers must be on the lookout for this type of person. This kind of person will give the value first and is willing to wait for the harvest. Boaz then is willing to go beyond the norm for her. Are you a manager or sponsor that has overlooked this kind of person? Look at your down line or the people that you manage and look to be a blessing not only to them but also their families.Jim Collins puts it this way, “Get the right people on the bus.” These people will be attracted to you only if you become one of the people who learn to add value to other peoples lives. Business managers must look for ways to be a blessing everyday. Greet those below you in a happy way and let them understand that, yes, you have a business to run but you are concerned for their welfare. Doing this will help you build a productive work force.