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    A workplace or wanna improve where you work?

    I work a lot with enthusiasm management, and Ive learned that enthusiasm is the key performance indicator to success at my workplace.

    From this blog: http://www.positivityblog.com/index....-how-to-do-it/

    Enthusiasm is wonderful. Why?


    Off the top of my head, here are four powerful reasons:


    It makes life a lot more fun. Feeling unenthusiastic, bored and apathetic isn’t pleasurable or fun. It makes life dreary, slow and painful. Enthusiasm on the other hand is like an inner sun that makes life easier, shinier and more enjoyable.

    It’s attractive to people. Enthusiasm is probably one of the most attractive qualities a person can have. It’s a quality that makes you attractive in all kinds of relationship – personal or professional – and it’s a wonderful quality to find in other people. It tends to make all kinds of interactions and relationships whole lot more fun and with enthusiasm you can fulfil more of the potential of any situation or experience.

    Powerful communication. Hail the almighty body language and voice tonality when you want to communicate something. If you are enthusiastic it not only makes you more attractive, it also makes your words and message so much more powerful since when you are feeling enthusiastic then that feeling comes through in your body language and voice tonality. And those two parts of make up over 90 percent of communication.

    It gets things done. As Steve Droke says above: enthusiasm is the switch. With enthusiasm things get done and they often get done better and more easily than if you were to muster up the will to do them in an unenthusiastic way.



    So here is what I want you to do...
    Got a printer? Nice!

    Everyday you print out a funny pic and hang it at the same place every day for 2 weeks. Put a text on the pic and make it more personal. And when 2 weeks is over, put a text: "tomorrow mr xx (name of coworker) will post a hilarious pic here" , and the day after mr xx will post a joke so funny you gonna laugh through the whole day, and so on...

    see what happens....

    For funny pics go on daily pic dump here:
    http://izismile.com/
    or
    http://en.fishki.net/

    Ill bet your workplace will change to the better, all because of you!!

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    Maybe in Norway, Oivind; maybe in Norway.
    Over here, in the good 'ol 1st amendment loving US of A, there's bound to be one assh0le that is offended in some insignificant way or another....and then it's off to sensitivity training and counseling & a bunch of other ********. Guaranteed it will show up on your next performance review, so you can kiss your long overdue raise goodbye. Colleagues and office 'friends' will make themself scarce so as not to be associated with "that guy". If you're lucky, you may avoid getting sacked or sued. Think I'm kidding? I've seen it happen.
    Nope...better off just being a miserable prick, like everyone else.
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    Ahhh... Not true

    Research show that enthusiasm and fun among the workers makes more profit than the opposite. Its more likely a customer will come back to an atmosphere that is joyful rather than filled with hate and frustration. We humans can easily spot this, and customer will return to fun places.

    http://www.ccfbest.org/worklife/winningworkculture.htm

    Take a look at Google. Fun place to work?

    I challenge you to try one pic at the day, with some cool text Guess you will see a change

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    And did I mention we in Norway use Pike Place Fish Market as an example?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z_lqcpXAUw

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    Not trying to argumentative....it's just decades of NYC cynicism driving the train.

    Many, many years ago I worked for Nordstrom on the East Coast. They tried their damnedist to figure out why their Seattle corp culture wasn't working there.
    The day I left, 4 years later, they still had no clue.
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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    I agree enthusiasm is a great quality to have in coworkers and employees. But I don't think posting "hilarious" photos from the internet in the work place generates it. Miserable people who hate their jobs will always be that way. Getting an enthusiastic staff starts with hiring the right people in the first place.
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

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    Its amazing what you can do with just simple things like a photo
    Try it and you will see.

    Even at the head office of some of the largest companies in the world they do stupid things like: Pink tuesday, every employee must wear pink. Greeting day, you need to say hello and shake hand with all you meet at the office. Salute day, where you need to salute everybody... and so on...

    You can decide what kind of workplace you wanna have. Try it, you will see a difference within two weeks. And if it doesn't work, then move on. Life is to short to spend it at a workplace with ****** coworkers and a job you really hate .)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    I agree enthusiasm is a great quality to have in coworkers and employees. But I don't think posting "hilarious" photos from the internet in the work place generates it. Miserable people who hate their jobs will always be that way. Getting an enthusiastic staff starts with hiring the right people in the first place.
    Ditto this! I'm baffled by why so many of my co-workers obviously don't give a **** about food/cookery. There just there for a paycheck...bummer, but I try not to let it get me down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    Even at the head office of some of the largest companies in the world they do stupid things like: Pink tuesday, every employee must wear pink. Greeting day, you need to say hello and shake hand with all you meet at the office. Salute day, where you need to salute everybody... and so on...

    You can decide what kind of workplace you wanna have. Try it, you will see a difference within two weeks. And if it doesn't work, then move on. Life is to short to spend it at a workplace with ****** coworkers and a job you really hate .)
    I dunno. Most people I know who work in office environments really dislike when corporate cheerleaders foist stuff like this on their shoulders. It is usually done by companies who otherwise abuse their employees, and continue to reduce their benefits. Nothing worse then having to run to the store to buy something because your boss mandated you have to wear a certain color to work. At the end of the day, employees want to be treated with respect, and like human beings. Ignoring those two things, but mandating they participate in 'fun, team-building exercises' usually just increases the level of worker frustration.

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    I work alone, so I can be as enthusiastic, synical, morose, or even an insensitive prick all I want.
    However, If I take all the above to the extreme here on the board, I may find myself with nothing to do, so I guess coming here is kinda like coming into the office, with a benefit of coming in whenever I want.
    So Ovind, feel free to post all the enthusiastic stuff you want here, you might just cheer me just when I need it.
    Del

    Thanks for posting the izismile link, that made me smile(parts of it anyway)

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