Archive for February, 2011

Dependence… Should we be?

February 12th, 2011

This morning while hanging out with my 1 year old son he taught me something. He taught me to be dependent.

We describe him as independent, he loves exploring and doing his own thing. I wonder what he’s thinking when we pick him up  and move him back to the play room only to have him walk back to the other room and then we do it again. He is sooooooo independent.

But wait as soon as he bumps his head, or gets hungry he starts to seek us out, and we LOVE IT!

I was thinking about this in regards to work, I am so independent until I need something. I think we need to learn to be more dependent and lean on and learn from each other. Maybe we’ll learn to LOVE IT also.

At work what ways is dependence or independence a good thing? Share your thoughts.


UNDERRATED, UNDERRATED (corporate culture)

February 10th, 2011

What is your corporate culture like? Or more importantly how does your CC affect employees and ultimately the bottom line?

Here at UCF we work hard on work, we also work hard at having fun. Most everyone has heard, probably even said and maybe even live by “work hard play hard” which is ok but here at UCF we “play hard while working hard”.

Instilling an attitude of having fun while you’re at the “salt mine” isn’t easy. We have two or three ping pong games a day sometimes we’ll go down to the gym and shoot some hoops. But other times nothing happens but work. Having balance plays into culture.

Giving your employees and yourselves the freedom to have fun at work may be work. This “work” shouldn’t be overlooked instead thoughtful considered. Having good CC makes managing and mentoring a lot easier.

I worked on this yesterday (2/9/11) by wearing a skeleton costume all day. It lightened the mood, everyone laughed and poked fun and work still commenced.

What is your skeleton costume.

Please share your thoughts on corporate cultures.


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