Originally Posted by dsqard
I would have gotten everything prepped last night but I wound up running around buying some goodies for the guys at work. I am trying to bribe (that's right I said bribe ) them into getting more excited about turning in improvement ideas.
So far their only idea that they turned in was "get us a new fridge, ours is broken". To be fair it is broken and has been broken for a while (they could just keep their lunches outside for the last few months), so to prove to them that we are taking their "suggestions" seriously, the new fridge is being delivered today and I will put the goodies in it to "INSPIRE" them.
Too funny. We bribe everyone at work all the time. We bake. When we created a new division, which meant remodeling and reshuffling half the department (about 12 people) everyone was crying, screaming and stomping their feet (literally) so we baked.
47 DOZEN cookies. Plates of fresh cookies every day all week long.
"Sorry you have to get a brand new desk, here's a cookie.
Sorry you got moved to improve work-flow, here's a cookie.
Sorry about the dust and mess of construction, here's a cookie."
The office supply guys building our new space must have approved of our approach, our space was done first and done ahead of schedule.
My co-worker is an efficiency expert. Every time we hatch a new scheme to make things better we bake. We work for the government, so most of our co-workers are not open to change or improvement and can't even tell you what efficiency means. I just can't bear to bang my head against the wall, if a process doesn't work it needs to be changed. So she's the brains, I'm the pushy broad that doesn't let anyone say no. It's always better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission right?
Here's your cookie