Don’t look ^UP^ for culture change … POSITIVITY begins with you!

Have you become a team member who complains about all the team members who complain? What do you expect? They’re all idiots! Oh, wait – that was negative, wasn’t it? Instead, let’s try understanding – and you get some first. Concern about company attitude is… Read More→

Who should ‘win’ tug-of-war over attending a workshop?

Dancing the PayCheckChaCha Service Provider asks: What can I say to convince my supervisor that a ‘Customer Service’ workshop is a waste of time? I provide excellent customer service – but he decided I need to attend this workshop because of just one complaint, and… Read More→

Being truly LAZY requires effort and creativity

Dancing the PayCheck ChaCha Frustrated Supervisor asks: What can I do with a just plain lazy employee? I’ve tried threats, sweet talk, and ‘making a game of it’ as one of those Motivate Your Employees books suggested. It’s hopeless. I don’t expect much from him,… Read More→

Keep building your resumé – continuous learning demonstrates your desire to succeed

PayCheck ChaCha ‘Tired of School’ asks: When can a person quit taking classes and just do their job? The people where I work are constantly taking off for college classes, seminars, and online workshops. Why were they hired if they are still in the learning… Read More→

Watch for PATTERNS when making plans … today’s actions predict tomorrow’s behavior

Patterns are an effective tool for workplace analysis. Find patterns by observing repeating events. See your playing field more clearly by tracking relevant events. Make notes so that you can look back to see if you can discern habits and trends. Pay at least as… Read More→