I received Dave Mills Quick Notes e-mail and this is what he had to say this week:
- the boss asks the team, "So, do we all agree with this new plan?" Heads nod, thumbs go up, and polite smiles abound. But not three minutes later, at the Water-Cooler Huddle, colleagues murmur, "Wow, that was a dumb idea." "Where does he come up with these schemes?" and "Doesn't she know it'll never work?!" And even worse is when we blame others for our whispered water-cooler whining with, "Well, our culture doesn't allow people to speak up" and "My boss really doesn't want input from me."
This attitude doesn't seem to be the norm for this group. Of course they have fun, but they are serious about their work and their product. And they really like each other most of the time and appreciate each other all of the time.
Debbie and Charity work as a team, and it seems that the other workers work as a team as well. It seems to me, that each one thinks that the business is theirs. They take pride in their work, to do it well.
What is really good, I think, is they seem to all love the Lord, and they want to illustrate to the public how a business can operate with values that would be honoring to the Lord.
All of them would make Bob and Lenora Temple proud.