We had a dinner party Friday for some friends moving away from London, and one of them described his job as “adult day care”. He spends a lot of time getting his team to “play nice”.
This expression cracked me up and reminded me of the Robert Fulghum essay, “all I really need to know, I learned in kindergarten.” I think this applies to what we need to know in business too.
A lot of organizations get caught up in turf wars and bickering silos. This only seems to get worse when there’s the pressure we’re all feeling in this economic climate.
I ran this idea past my five-year old daughter and she thought it was pretty funny that grown-ups could be “naughty” and end up on the “sad face” list.