Sandbox Values: Childhood Rules Translated to Today’s Workforce
Think really, really hard. Try to remember the rules, taped to the wall of your kindergarten classroom and laminated on construction paper with big, colorful block letters. That poster, or something similar, probably appeared in your classrooms until you were expected to have them memorized, by which time you were expected to demonstrate them at all times. And chances are, your boss today, unlike your teachers back then, don’t have to remind you to demonstrate them — they’re probably second nature.
Here’s a refresher of what that rule list probably looked like:
Alright, kids. Repeat after me!
On January 8th, we featured Eric Chester, author of Reviving Work Ethic and founder of The Center for The Work Ethic Development, to present his webinar, “Turning Rookies into Superstars: How to Get Young Talent to Perform Better, Lead Faster, and Stay Longer.” Eric spoke about a few things, including ideas and thought-building tools for developing young workers in the workplace. Among the other topics, he translated those childhood rules to today’s workplace. And even to my surprise, there wasn’t much translation to be done — the rules are exactly the same, but now we like to use more professional words. Check it out:
These are all values present not just in the workplace, but in grown-up life. Amazing, huh? I guess the colorful poster on the classroom wall actually did follow us into the real world. (Unlike trigonometry.)
You can watch all of Eric’s presentation HERE. And check out the rest of our 2013 webinars, past and future, on the Ascentis University 2013 Webinar Directory.