45 hours vs. 45 minutes
- May 13, 2010 - 4:23:15 PM
show that within the workplace a team leader or executive works an average
of forty-five (45) plus hours per week. Team leaders and executives
have said that their most productive times occur either before
the daily operation has begun, after the daily operation has ended or
when there are no or minimal interruptions.
the eight (8) hours scheduled for performing primary job tasks can be
spent attending to derailing, important tasks such as:
an extended meeting;
; listening to customer
and other third party concerns...
Equipping Associates to Follow What Captures Their Heart
- Apr 28, 2010 - 1:06:07 PM
are many things that will catch my eye, but there are only a few that
catch my heart. It is those I choose to pursue."
you are a wise journalist. There is truth in your quote highlighted by
John C. Maxwell in his book Talent is Never Enough.
I know what is like to be involved with a project, functional
job task, industry or workplace that you have little or no desire for,
interest in nor passion about. Have you ever experienced such a
If no, such a situation is uncomfortable, stressful, and manifest
of frustration, sadness, regret and anger.
gives the best recommendation to alleviate the level of minimal or
interest or passion. He says that we are to
life according to our passion,
warning that such a strategy could be risky, and would...
How are you using your 10,080?
- Apr 14, 2010 - 10:53:32 PM
opening of a
the presenter asked the participants if they knew the significance of
the number 10,080. About after the third incorrect response the
answer was revealed. The number 10,080 is the number of minutes in a
week, the presenter then asked: how are you using your 10,080?
equate to minutes;
minutes equate to time, a commodity that is non-transferable,
and perishable. Interestingly, the “clock” restarts at many
intervals; after every seventh day with 10,080 minutes, after every
day with 1,440 minutes and after every hour with 60 minutes. Imagine
life, if people were fined $1.00 for every minute that was ineffectively
used? Wouldn’t you agree that $1,440.00 or $10,800.00 would be hefty
daily and weekly fines, respectively?
How Do You Use the Last Page?
- Mar 16, 2010 - 2:35:45 PM
Who can boast
that they are really comfortable with them? For many of us being
began in grade school, where we were evaluated, tested on the knowledge
of various subject matters. Evaluations are everywhere. Do we
recognize our visit to our general physicians for an annual “check
up” as an evaluation? Indeed such an experience is includes an
of the current and change in our weight, height and vital signs. As
, the word “evaluate” means to
examine and judge carefully; appraise.
are accomplished through the use of job appraisals. For many this
is an annual act, conducted by the team leader or manager with and in
very rare occasions without the Associates input. The evaluated criteria
vary depending on the nature of the workplace, its’ products and
for instance in the healthcare industry the demonstrated level of
care may be evaluated...
Incentives! Everybody Loves Them
- Mar 2, 2010 - 7:36:40 PM
In the Workplace the word
incentives is synonymous with the words: rewards, awards, prizes, bonuses
and tokens all of which are popular amongst Associates for their monetary
and tangible value. Dear Reader, what was it like for you to receive
from an incentive or similar as mentioned above for work well done?
In the Workplace, the purpose
of an incentive is to inspire the Associates to pursue, achieve and
surpass specific goals and standards. Incentives are instrumental in
fostering teamwork, igniting productivity and ensuring efficiency.
Realizing that the common phrases “What’s in it for me” and “Show
me the money” are no strangers to Associate’s before embarking on
a functional assignment or accepting a team task, the Workplace strategically
tags on the criteria for the incentive to the announcement of any task
or goal to ignite the Associate's determination and perseverance to the
embrace and attain the objective...
The Job Description: The Manuscript for the Who, What, When, Where, and How
- Feb 16, 2010 - 2:27:28 PM
The job description is one
of the most detailed documents composed and administered by your Department
of Human Resources. Its’ purpose is to define the tasks, functional
assignments and skills that the Associate is to demonstrate. It
further outlines the manner by which tasks are to be executed and demonstrated.
Bored and overwhelmed by its’ wordiness, its’ content serves in
the best interest of the Workplace and the Associate. It is the
manuscript that directs the Associate’s daily movement, its’ existence
defines the importance of the job, and its’ contribution to the overall
workplace performance and bottom line success. As this article title
lends, its’ purpose is to describe the; who, what, when, where and
how of an Associates job.
Recently I read a blog which
stated that the job description of Michael Eisner former CEO of Disney,
included “trash collecting”...
The Year 2010, The Workplace and Me
- Feb 3, 2010 - 8:46:39 AM
I am sure that you are well
aware of all the things that you would like to see, do, experience,
acquire and achieve by December 31st, 2010. I would venture
to say that even if a budget has not been set, even if a venue has not
been identified, even if a specific target date has not been confirmed,
you have all hopes for their respective achievements. Am I correct in
this assumption? That is a personal perspective of you and the year
Let us apply these same aspirations
to you and your Workplace. Questions for the Associate: For the
year 2010, do you know:
changes to your job description?