Just what exactly does it mean to be productive? On the most basic level, it’s input and output. It’s a measure of economic performance that compares the amount of goods and services produced (output) with the number of inputs used to produce those goods and services. For Braydan Shaw, president, Burns 1876, it means effectively using your time and resources to accomplish desired results. It’s an important bottom line for just about any business which is why it’s one of theRead more
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What Does Responsibility Look Like to You?
Burns’ passion is to elevate life experiences through heirloom quality products and in order to execute their passion, they exemplify their core values in everything they do. One of their most important core values is, “We take responsibility.” “It’s important for every member of the Burns’ team to take responsibility for their assignments, mistakes and actions,” Braydan Shaw, Burns’ president says. “By taking responsibility, we gain trust and can move forward faster.” For Shaw, taking responsibility has been a coreRead more
Give Thanks. Studies Show it Will Make You Happier!
While we all know the importance of gratitude, did you know that it can actually make you happier? In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude can help people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships. This is all very good news for the folks at Burns who have made “We practice gratitude,” one of their top core values. How Does Burns PracticeRead more
Why is Service Important?
For most, service provides a sense of purpose and pride. It can also teach people lessons that they may not otherwise learn. For example, service helps followers to be leaders; it fosters compassion and selflessness; and provides people with the ability to better understand the needs of others, among many other benefits. So, it’s likely no coincidence that here at Burns our number one core value is “We are service oriented.” Burns takes its service seriously and does its bestRead more