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Very few of you already know this story am about to share but majority of you don’t. For those who don’t, please be calm, don’t just spring into action after reading it but take time to think about how well you can personalise messages to make them yours, and for those who already know, how has it contributed to the improvement in the way you work??
This is a powerpoint presentation from my mail box, Enjoy!!!
Thoughts on how to be better in our jobs and life!!!
John has been working in a company for two years. He is serious, hard-working, responsible and punctual. He is proud because in two years he has received no warnings and reprimands.
One day, he looked for the manager to make him a complaint:
“Sir, I’ve been working in this company for two years. I like my job and work hard, but I feel I am not valued. Look, Rob started in a position like mine just 6 months ago and he has been promoted to supervisor.”
Uhmmmmmmmmm…. The manager thought and said:
“I would like your help in solving a problem. I would like to give some fruit to the employees at lunch today. In the market, which is on the corner they sell fruit. Please, can you ask if they have oranges?”
John tried his best to do this task job and 5 minutes later he returned…..
Manager: O.K John, what did you ask?
John: Sir, they have oranges to sell.
Manager: And how much were they?
John: Ahhhh….! I didn’t ask
Manager: O.k, but did you see if they have oranges for everyone?
John: I didn’t ask it Sir
Manager: Is there another fruit we can use instead of oranges?
John: I don’t know Sir, but I think…
Manager: O.K, please sit down for a moment.
The manager took the phone and called Rob.
When Rob was in front of them, the manager gave him the same instruction as he gave to John and 10 minutes later, Rob came back.
Manager: O.K, Rob, what news do you have for me?
Rob: Sir, they have oranges, enough for everyone, but if you prefer they also have banana, papaya, melon and mango. The price of the oranges is UGX 14.000/ kg. The banana is UGX 5.000 per bunch, mango is UGX 7.000/kg, papaya and melon UGX 3.000/kg. They told me if we buy 25% more they will give us 8% discount. I reserved the oranges but if you prefer another fruit, I have to go back to confirm the reservation.
Manager: Thank you Rob! But wait a moment please…..
Manager: John, what were you talking to me about?
John: Nothing Sir, excuse me.
It is important we do our jobs with our best effort, even for the simplest activity; otherwise nobody will give us the most important jobs.
Every time that we use information correctly, we have the opportunity to personalise it
If you think that this moral can be useful to your brothers, sisters, cousins, family, colleagues, share it with them,… be like Rob, not like John.
Don’t leave that MORAL just in the workshop.