What is the relationship between labor and business?

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There is a relationship between business and labor. Both business and labor need each other. Neither could survive without the other.

The business provides the necessary tools to make products and get them to customers. These tools include machines, a physical place to work, and the supplies needed to make the items. The business also provides the shipping mechanism for the products.

Workers provide the skills and efforts that go into making products. These skills may be highly specialized ones that require a lot of training, education, and experience. The skills may also be more general in nature such as physical labor.

The best business/labor environments are ones where business and labor have a good working relationship. When workers feel valued and that they are being treated well, they tend to be more productive and more likely to go the extra mile for the company. When companies feel workers are doing their best, they tend to be more supportive of workers. The business/labor relationship is a very important one in the workplace.