1. Creates a positive culture with high ethical standards

2. Produces higher customer satisfaction

3. Boosts employee morale

4. Helps to reduce overhead

a.  A decline in turnover because of improved morale

b.  Creates an environment of thriftiness

5.  Increase in productivity

a. Employees feel valued and more motivated

b. Assists in building effective teams

6.  Helps individuals reach their full potential

Diligence vs. Slothfulness

Diligence means investing my time and energy to complete each task assigned to me. “Whatever you do, do your work [a] heartily, as for the Lord [b] rather than for men.” Colossians 3:23 NASB

Five “I Wills” To Diligence

1.  I will finish all projects.  “For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?” Luke 14:28 NASB

2. I will do every job right. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.”  2 Tim 4:7 NASB

3. I will follow instructions.  “Do nothing from [b] selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”  Phil. 2:3-4 NASB

4. I will concentrate on my work and not allow my eyes to wander.  “Do not turn to the right nor to the left, turn your foot from evil.”  Prov. 4:27 NASB

5. I will not be lazy.  “Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.”  Ecclesiastes 10:18 NASB


Liberty Road Foundation

John Dammarell, Exec. Dir.

May 10, 2013