Before they implement a new idea or change in policy, Atlanta
Refrigeration Service asks the following questions:
– Is it right for our customers?
– Is it right for our employees?
– Is it right for our community?
– Is it right for the environment?
– Is it what we want to be known and remembered for?
– Does it reflect our values?
– Is it the right thing to do?
What a great idea, for so many reasons! And what a good segue to
let you know about a new Humor at Work e-book for you: “Inspiring
Questions for Inspiring Workplaces,” 365 inspiring workplace
questions in nine different categories. Purchase and download it
immediately at: http://tinyurl.com/2vl4hdx
Don’t wait for the movie!
Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
Set aside time every meeting for a thought-provoking or fun
question of the meeting, drawn from a hat or jar (or e-book) full
of interesting questions. You don’t need a lot of time, you can
always do a speed round of 5 or 10 minutes with everyone giving
their top of mind responses. Or if you have time, delve deeper
and see what ideas people can come up with. This is a great way
to generate discussion, spark creative thinking and curiosity,
break down barriers, engage people and get everyone to consider
different aspects and issues around workplace success and culture.
Quote of the Week
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can
tell whether he is wise by his questions.” Nobel prize winner
It’s a Wacky World
Here are a few tourist questions I collected in a humor file,
and featured in my book “When Do You let the Animals Out?”:
– Do the hotels allow you to stay overnight?
– Am I lost? How far do I have to go before I’m lost?
– How much time does the 3-hour hike take?
– How many undiscovered lakes do you have around here?
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2010 www.humoratwork.com
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