Honesty In Business – Is It Dead?

By February 4th, 2020 Venue Space Vegas

Honesty in Business photoIs Honesty In Business Dead?

The current business and political climate in the USA is arguably one devoid of many societal norms. None is more obvious than the lack of honesty. We have all seen it, from politicians claiming to stop the rise of the oceans to free everything for everyone. In business, the claims of pitchmen are the most obvious. The “best thing since sliced bread” or ” this cream will make you look 10 yrs younger”. Most of us recognize the stretching of the truth, but where is the limit? If you own a business, manage one or just support one as an employee you have likely experienced the “shading” of truth. Sometimes it’s little white lies and other times it is huge whoppers that are hard to ignore. Sometimes the truth is a bit risky, but is it really ok to fib, even when it is in service of a greater good?

Do You Operate Your Business with Honesty?

How many times have you told a little white lie to a customer or vendor in your business life? Sometimes we forget about honesty and say whatever will solve a problem presented to us. It is human nature, I believe. No one wants to hurt another’s feelings or take advantage of them in some way. So we say what we think the other person wants to hear. Does that really serve them, you or the business in a positive way? Perhaps we should each take a look at our “knee-jerk” responses to issues or complaints we receive in our daily business lives. Not to mention with our friends and family. Here are a couple of common fibs and the reality of each:

  •  I didn’t receive that email – I did receive the email and I deleted it because I am tired of dealing with this problem
  •  The supplier is having problems due to weather back east – I forgot to place the order and am embarrassed
  •  The bid is high but the quality is even higher – We really don’t want to do this particular project so we bid high.

The list could go on and on, but you get the idea. 

Solve The Problem With Honesty

The key point in this whole discussion is problem-solving. Every lie can be directly traced to a problem of some sort. It seems to be a standard reaction in today’s world. But it can be changed. It is up to each business, each leader, each person to commit to solving problems and issues with the truth. By ignoring the truth and speaking what is easy or safe, we never really solve the underlying problem. We merely put a bandage over the wound. Telling the truth means stepping back and examining the CAUSE of a problem. A problem can only truly be solved by honest communication and recognizing the issues that caused it in the first place.

Our business is not immune to falsehoods. The Beacon Center prides itself on honesty with our customers. We intentionally set out to create a rental venue that allowed people to meet at a reasonable cost without hidden charges. We pride ourselves on not overbooking. If we promise you space, we intend to make sure it is available. We do not run “specials” or “sales” since we strive to give you the best price possible…while still paying the bills.

THE BEACON CENTER is the answer to your space needs. Boasting plenty of space for up to 80 people (50 people classroom style – our most popular setup), our uplifting and professional space is perfect for meetings with clients, giving presentations, conducting training seminars, or hosting mixers. Our space can even be used to celebrate birthday parties, baby showers, wedding anniversaries and more – the options to transform our space are almost limitless. Why not come for your own personal tour and discover all we have to offer.

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Becky Stonebarger

About Becky Stonebarger

The Beacon Center is the collaborative effort of Husband and Wife team, Gil & Becky Stonebarger. Becky is the mastermind and driving force behind the Center, with Gil supporting her every step of the way. With over 50 yrs of combined experience in Hospitality, Becky & Gil finally realized their dream of an affordable, inspiring space for Businesses and Individuals alike to meet, train or just party. Becky has owned several businesses through the years and is very proud of her degree in Casino Management and is currently working on her Event Planning degree as well. Gil is a US Navy Veteran who has managed hospitality operations across the country for over 30 yrs. They have been happily married for over 30 yrs, have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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