Saturday, July 31, 2010

Survivor's Skills in the Workplace


I just reviewed some survival training material from the Navy. It sparked several thoughts on what we might put on a small card if we wanted to give new employees survival tips for the workplace. A few nominees:

  1. Know when to keep your mouth shut.

  2. Maintain basic competence.

  3. Show up on time.

  4. Don't fight with your co-workers.

  5. Be reliable.

  6. Take initiative.

  7. Give a damn about the job.

  8. Be nice.

  9. Don't embarrass anyone.

  10. Help others.

4 Comments:

At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks. i needed this.

christopher

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Great post Michael. I have 2 new employees starting in a month...this fits right in with their First Day "Expectations" discussion I have with my new employees. Steal these? Don't mind if I do, thanks!

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Christopher and Dan,

I'm glad you liked it!

Michael

 
At 1:41 AM, Anonymous Utpal Vaishnav said...

Great list Michael.

 

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