Saturday, September 6, 2008

Why Work Sucks!!!

I was listening to the radio and I heard Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson talk about their innovative ideas of work culture. Can you imagine going to work and not have to go to meetings, can leave when you want, and show up when you want? Sounds weird, I know. But for some companies this has been just the thing to get morale and productivity up.

Here is a small part from their book, Why Work Sucks:

Do you hate cramming all your work into the weekend?

Do you resent having to beg permission to watch your kid's weekday soccer game?

Are you tired of seeing people who aren't very good get promoted because they arrive early and stay late?

This is a very interesting idea. Going to work, and focusing on making sure that my students are going to get the most out of this year. The purpose ofcourse is to move away from just those who get by just "going through the motions". Both the employer and the employee will look at what each can do to achieve the determined objectives laid out.

I do feel like the majority of staff meetings are well....not the most productive use of my time. Imagine being able to say, "Hmm, No I don't think I'll go to the meeting today, I have other things to do?"

Sooooo.....Here's my question to you, what's your take on this idea? Would you be interested in working in a place that focuses on only the result?


Anonymous said...

Can you imagine if we let our students follow this mentality? "You know, I think I'll just go to school for a couple hours today and go home for an early lunch and a nap." Somehow I don't think that would fly...

UltimateTeacher said...

There is some truth to the idea that students can not thrive in an structured environment, however I wouldn't try this on any elementary class. Instead, for a teacher (who's job is already loaded) this just might do the trick to help relieve some of that burden. Some ofcourse, and not being the complete solution.

It's such a unique idea that I'm really going to watch and see how well it works in other places. I'm hoping that there is an administrator out there who will be bold enough to try and implement a verison of this. I'll wait and see.