Loser's Guide to Life
Just a quick sketch for my boss, I'm not really adept at this sort of thing.
- A happy employee is a productive one. No useful work can get done unless staff feel comfortable and secure in their environment. (Show happy employee at desk, enjoying a "quip" with the boss)
- Personal relationships with your staff are important. Some would argue necessary. (Employee shown climbing a ladder to replace bulb, taking instruction from boss: you screw it in "clockwise", gesture. Employee listens for a second, understands, then nods and does as instructed. He grins and claps his hands like a child when the bulb is screwed in successfully.)
- But where to draw the line? How do I tell my employee to "stay in his/her own zone", to "step away"? What is appropriate? What is inappropriate? In this video, we'll examine a few instances of "just-in-time" disciplinary action, as promulgated by BFI and its associates. Again, we urge you to follow along in your workbook! Section 3.5.6 and following.
- (Employee standing before boss's desk, exchanging pleasantry. Boss smiles indulgently. Employee talks. Boss's smile freezes - he has been insulted, ends conversation, gestures for employee to go away sharply.)
- There are some comments which can assume too close familiarity - this should be avoided - in a working relationship, there are no friends. But even matters of deportment, or "manner" can and need to be monitored, because of the "work-context" that it relfects. (Employee going down hall, boss stops him and speaks, gestures to employee's tie. Employee answers, disconcerted - boss bitch-slaps him, exactly twice. Employee shown on knees, blindfolded, a cardboard sign around his neck that says "Traitor", some others stand around waiting for developments. The End.)