An email arrived today with a link that said "Smile and Move" video, so I clicked on it. A very pleasant surprise popped up.
The website says that "Smile & Move gives you a simple (and fun) way to remind yourself and others of the core fundamentals that lead to better work, better relationships, and better results -- a message that reinforces what we know we need to do."
So I printed two of the posters and hung them in my cubicle at work. The first poster is "Smile, be Happy". It has five points:
Show others you care by giving attention to their needs.
The opportunity to serve is a gift... not an entitlement.
We're at each other's service, and contact is where it starts.
We've got work to do.
It's where pleasantness begins.
The second poster is "Move, do Something". It has four points:
Start early & go long.
Get lost in your service to others.
Dismiss mediocrity. Expect more from yourself.
Have a sense of urgency.
Predict and pre-sweat the details for others.
Be resourceful & resilient.
Service is about giving someone what they need... no matter what.
The reaction around the office was immediate. They saw the word move and leapt to a conclusion.
I should've known. After all, no one really reads posted signs in the Evil Corporation. That's why signs like "Flush twice. it's a long way to the cafeteria" are merely ironic statements of fact, and others like "Real Men flush" have already missed the mark (pun intended).
Since no one in my immediate office reads this blog, I'll tell you that I have been looking for another job. It's true. It's just not the reason I hung up the "smile and move" posters. It's OK by me if they think I'm off interviewing when I leave work because it means they won't be asking me questions about signing up for a dance lessons. Yep, you heard that right. It's real dancing -and not the kind I normally do to mock Republicans. I hope the instructors have steel-toed shoes coz they're gonna need 'em :-)