I grumbled as I sponged up the pool of slopped morning coffee on the countertop. There are only two coffee drinkers in the household and this coffee drinker didn’t leave the mess.
The guilty party is our 19 year old son, a seasoned barista at Starbucks who gets excellent reviews by supervisors. You’d think he’d bring his good work habits home with him. But, he often leaves them at the store wadded up with his dirty green apron.
Spilled coffee in front of the coffee maker on the home kitchen counter gets ignored or overlooked. Certainly that habit would be strong grounds for concern in the Starbucks world.
But, good employee skills and behavior often applies only to the work venue and doesn’t travel well to other situations. The same is true for good work habits and practices from home that don’t get applied to the work place.
Habits of how we act and react are location specific. Church, school, office, factory floor, bar, barn are all different venues with different perceived rules and tolerable behaviors. A universal connection is often absent or hampered with static.
In your employee training curriculum, is there opportunity to instill the idea for thinking and application of good work habits, good business practice and appropriate manners everywhere, all the time?
A defined set of standards, starting with work habits, makes for a happier person and as a bonus, happier people around that person.