Daily Challenge Monday Aug. 06, 2012
Work Environment assesses overall job satisfaction and looks at relationships within the workplace.
Pledge to take on 1 task this week that no one likes to do, like replacing the water cooler jug.
- Vickie H.BlossomingLevel 323
I washed out the coffee pots. Now they are good as new again. Maybe tomorrow I will fill the copier? hmmm I kinda of like the fun fact. LOL! Thank you for the encouragement Elise, Capt Z and Tuuli. Hope everyone is have a Happy Monday!!
How to do it
Coffee needs making? Printer giving incomprehensible error message? Gigantic water jug needs replacing? You're the one for the job. This week, pledge to keep an eye out for those dull-but-important tasks that no one likes to do at work, and be the first one to pitch in when the opportunity arises.
Why it matters
Just like at home, there are boring but crucial tasks that keep things humming along in a workplace setting. Although no one is excited to do the dirty work, you'll create a more pleasant atmosphere by pitching in - and set yourself apart as a team player who helps without being asked. You may even set a good example for people who usually hang back, and get them thinking about helping out next time.
In the 1999 sleeper hit "Office Space," three office workers take a printer to an open field and smash it to bits as payback for its frequent jams and error messages.
- Erik C.BlossomingLevel 223
Gosh, this one is going to be a tough one, as I already am the dumping ground for unpleasant tasks. :) No, really! I'm the backup and the overflow and the...well, I hope you get the picture.
Our company has Facilities for assisting with the heavy stuff (avoiding Workman's Comp), so I'll pledge to be on the lookout for one more task that's high-visibility and low-desirability.
That won't be cleaning anything in the bathroom - we have a hazmat team for that. ;)
- Carol C.Flourishing
I work from home, so how about I change the water filter here (overdue)... and share a water cooler story with you?
There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer. When asked to define “great” he said, “I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!” He now works for Microsoft, writing error messages.
Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
Today I will commit not the terrible crime of aiming too low.
I will do the work that a failure will not do.
I will let my reach exceed my grasp.
I will raise my goals as soon as they are attained.
I will strive to make the next hour better than this one.
My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible.
All are of no value unless they are followed by action.
I will act now.
(These exerts are taken from "The Greatest Salesman in the World" by Og Mandino) Thank you Michelle!!!
Wishing you all a Glorious, Happy, Shiny Monday!!! ♥
Show moreLinda S. and others posted 10 replies.
Harpreet S. replied August 8, 2012 at 5:37 UTC:
Funny water cooler story! Thanks for the laugh Carol!
Michelle E. replied August 8, 2012 at 15:09 UTC:
Hello Carol.... His books are fab. SO happy you are finding nuggets within them.
The Microsoft man... his wish came true. :) aha, hahaha. Have a fabulous day lady.
- Christine R.LeafingLevel 292
This one was actually hard to accomplish. We have the BEST receptionist. She takes care of EVERYTHING every couple of hours. I finally got into the kitchen before her and took the coffee cups in the sink and put thme in the dishwasher. She is very efficent!