by Chris Mulready, Pacific Northwest Chapter, Leadership& Management Division
More importantly, am I motivated? My company is trying a new (older) idea of self-directed work teams. Our version is called Employee Involvement, and due to my inability to say “no,” I am leading our team on the “journey.” Someone passed me this really cool link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc, and after I watched it, I was energized. There are so many cool things about this video. Number one: the animation is amazing! I dare you not to be stuck to your computer screen.The next: the content. I was interested in hearing about these studies on motivation and involvement. I showed it at a team meeting, and got all eight people high on this concept. Now, I want to turn this Association on to it (and my apologies if you’ve seen it too many times!). Be sure and check out the video response: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPLlRAHi3X8&feature=watch_response and begin discussing amongst yourselves. “Believe in yourself, and you will eventually get to your dream, even if the road seems incredibly long.”
Chris Mulready is active in the Pacific Northwest Chapter, having been the chapter’s Bulletin Editor, Webmaster, and taking two terms each as Tresurer and President. He has also served as Convener for the GLBT Issue Caucus.