Creative Brainstorming for Creativity at Work: Are You Out of Your Mind?
The Semco company, based in Brazil, has an official “Out of
Your Mind!” committee which meets to present “crazy” ideas
that don’t fit the agenda of a normal meeting. The guiding
principles of the committee are to present ideas based on
liberty, respect for others, the power of sharing, and the
sacred right of indolence. If other people DON’T respond
to your suggestion with a loud “You’re Out of Your mind!”
then the idea is considered too tame!
The committee has brought innovative programs to the
company with great success, such as the “Retire a little
bit” program, which allows employees to gradually cut back
on work and ease into retirement.
Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
Try out what P.J. Salvage of Irvine, California does
each day at 3:00 p.m. and add a little civility to your
workplace with a tea and scone break. If every day is a
bit much then try it once a week. Pinky sipping is a must. ============================================================
Deep Thought of the Week
“Best way to become an old dog is to stop doing new tricks.”
It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
Some bloopers from job seekers’ resumes: “Dear sir or
madman,” “I’m attacking my resume for review,” “My
interests include cooking dogs and interesting people,”
and “I was responsible for dissatisfied customers.”
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2010, Humor at Work, www.humoratwork.com, www.humoratwork.tv
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