“It’s alright. We’ll get through this together.”
Vivian stepped forward and eased Finnick’s furrowed brows and massaged his temples.
The head of department from the Human Resource knocked on Finnick’s door. He was there to deliver the profiles of staff who had resigned.
The man went into the office after getting Finnick’s permission.
He was greeted by the sight of a woman massaging Finnick’s temples while a little boy was holding the president’s hand.
However, the man was an experienced HR personnel after all. He did not say anything, nor did he try to steal glances at the peculiar sight before him.
After putting the documents on Finnick’s desk, the man retreated himself quietly, closing the door behind him.
“Have you pinpointed the root cause?” Vivian continued to massage her husband’s temples and asked.
“Not yet. Our biggest problem right now is we do not know what our problem is. That… is tricky.”
Finnick was worried sick. He had always been prideful of his intelligence. However, after listening to the reports from his subordinates, he still could not seem to wrap his head around the root cause of the problem.
“Daddy, don’t worry. Sometimes even big bosses are not aware of what is going on in their companies,” said Larry as a thought popped into his mind.
“Why do you say so, Larry?” A brief glint fleeted across Finnick’s mind at his son’s remark, but he was still shy of a eureka moment.
“It’s like us at the kindergarten. If one of us does a good thing, the teachers and Ms. Clark wouldn’t know unless somebody told them.”
The same thing applied not only in kindergartens, but in a lot of places as well.
However, it had never crossed Finnick’s mind.
Then, the man turned to order Noah.
“Order all the departments to investigate what has gone wrong in our operations recently, and the feedback from our employees. I want a complete paper document on it. Do not give me emails or any other kinds of soft copy.” Finnick looked at his son with a prideful look on his face.
He was pleasantly surprised with his son coming up with the idea as even himself had not even thought of it.
Even though Larry had explained it from the point of view of a kindergarten pupil, it fitted perfectly well into Finnick’s context as well. Well, life has its way of telling us that it’s a vicious cycle, right?
The same principle applied in kindergarten, in a family, and may as well applied to a country.
“Noah, please tell them that the ones who give me the most comprehensive reports will be given promotion and increments after we get through this hurdle.”
Larry stopped Noah before the man headed out the door and told him that.
The boy thought that offering incentives might encourage the staff to be more attentive in preparing the reports.
Larry’s lips curled into a smile at the thought.
“Alright, since your son has given you such a great idea, then you can just sit and wait for the results,” Vivian said with a smile.
“Okay.” Finnick cradled her hands in his, feeling sorry that she had to massage him even after she was tuckered out from the long day.
“Daddy, can I have a look at the files of the people who resigned?” Larry seemed to have developed an interest in the documents that the head of Human Resource Department just sent over.
“Sure, go ahead. Be careful though.”
The desk was slightly taller than the boy, and his father was worried that the boy might have bumped his head trying to reach for the documents.
“Thank you, Daddy.”
Larry dashed over to the desk and tiptoed to reach the documents. Then, he sat at a sofa aside and browsed through the large pile of papers.
“Daddy, are these all people who have resigned, no matter with or without notice?”
Looking at the huge pile of documents, it suddenly hit Larry that a lot of people had left the company.
“Yes, correct.” Finnick circled Vivian into his embrace and shut his eyes to take a rest.