Enjoy eating your pickles – just don’t
look like you’ve been sucking on one!
According to the billboard at my local bank, today is National Pickle Day.
Today is also a great day to declare your workspace to be a PFZ – a Pickle Free Zone. Encourage everyone to take to heart the Pickle Pledge, and turn every complaint into either a blessing or a constructive suggestion. And take The Pickle Challenge by encouraging everyone to turn every complaint into a 25-cent contribution to the charity of your choice.
But don’t just make it one single pickle free day; make being pickle free a part of your cultural DNA. You will enjoy a more pleasant workplace, do a better job of serving those that you are there to serve, and have more fun to boot. And at the end of the day, you’ll go home in a better mood instead of dumping stress and emotional negativity on your family.
Here’s the bottom line: whatever you tell me your values are, I’m quite certain that being a pickle-sucker or emotional vampire is contrary to those values. The Pickle Pledge and The Pickle Challenge will help you do a better job of being authentic and living your values.
Then give Values Coach a call at 319-624-3889 to see how we can help your organization build a more positive Culture of Ownership (as described in our book Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare).