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.


Anonymous said...

thanks. i needed this.


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!

Michael Wade said...

Christopher and Dan,

I'm glad you liked it!


Utpal Vaishnav said...

Great list Michael.