Update – As mentioned before, my co-writer, Emma, is in Thailand doing service work at a women’s shelter. The next few posts will be her experiences applied to your worksite.
As the week went on at the women’s shelter I continued to see just how different women took their jobs seriously, or didn’t.
Alice, one of the mothers at the shelter, not only made sure she was working all day, but ensured that she prepared her work station so that she could be completely efficient in her work for the next day. All of this while juggling two children.
Other women did the bare minimum and treated the week without the supervisor as a vacation.
In no way is it my point to judge, I’m as guilty as anyone in having been caught distracted and not on the job. But it made me want to change that. I wanted to catch myself on the job much more often than off of it.
The challenge this past week was to check in on your personal work mentality. When no one else is there to see it, what does your work ethic look like? If walls could talk, what would they say about your work ethic?
Hard question to answer for some of us. This isn’t an accusation. For many of you it may be a moment to pat yourself on the back. If it is not, please do not procrastinate the change. You cannot lead with being out front. And you can’t be out front without a good work ethic.
Good luck this week!