Painting and Decorating Made Easier!

Ground rule: Expect, demand and require nothing more from someone else than you would ask of yourself.

 

 

TEAMMATES

 

1. Put yourself in his or her shoes. What do you know the person values highly about himself or herself?

 

2. What does he or she know more about that you need to learn? Example: how to use Windows 10.

 

3. When your back needs to be covered in a specific way, who would know what to do? Example: Yesterday, you needed to leave work early because of a family emergency. Maintenance tech Joe finished repainting the guest room walls, then cleaned up the area and tools.

 

4. When double trouble hits the department on an already busy day, w ho tends to lend a hand in a hurry, though he or she is busy, too? Example: A main water pipe bursts. HVAC pro Rick drops everything to help take care of the problem.

 

5.Those passes in the corridor, on a sidewalk, or in the front offices are for a purpose. Take a minute. What resource can you tap from that person? Example: Kyle orders supplies form Lowes. He may know the current price of drywall sheets.

 

6. Discover what part of his or her job is liked the most. Then ask why.

 

7. What else is he or she very good at, that has nothing to do with the job description? Example: Front desk clerk Mario plans fundraising dinners for his 850 member church. Could he help out when the hotel’s event planner is swamped?

 

8. Who comes to work excited, and knows he or she is making even a little difference in the world?

 

9. Who makes mistakes freely and fearlessly, and does not apologize for them, but concentrates on getting things done anyway?

 

10. What is one of his or her favorite off-the-job interests? Do you enjoy the same thing? Or, are you at least curious about it?

 

 

PROJECT

 

1. What new product will you get to use? What special skill will you be applying that you’ve always wanted to use on the property? Example: To save money, your engineer and you will patch, then recoat the roofs, using a newer system you’ve wanted to learn.

 

2. What high-traffic area needs complete resurfacing pronto? And your bosses are counting on you to handle it right. Example: Suddenly, the paint starts to chip and curl off of the pool area’s gazebo floor. The hotel’s at full occupancy. Put your concrete coating experience to the test. Get that guest amenity up and running with minimal down time.

 

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Sometimes to see a change for the better, you have to take things

into your own hands.   Clint Eastwood

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Thank you, teammates of the world, that do your jobs right, and cover each other’s backs.

 

And, thanks for visiting “Painting with Bob.”

 

Copyright 2016. Robert D. Hajtovik. All rights reserved.

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