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ooby
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Icon 5 posted March 26, 2004 11:50      Profile for ooby     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
How would you measure morale in a workplace?

Some of my coworkers and I have been joking around about determining the current level of morale and also what causes it to rise and fall. For instance when a festive ring tone is heard, we all think it must be cinco de mayo. Hence, morale goes up a point or two. But if it's a top 40 ring tone, then it may drop.

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erm, suicide rates perhaps?

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Egadd! A company using the Pavlovian model of management. Well a hierarchy of outcomes would be implicant with these ring tones. Since you have the acenders and decenders defined I'll mention
this earlier post as a last resort motivational tool.

DEAR EMPLOYEE

The use of this ring tone will be tricky as it will have to occur at a frequency where older employes can hear it and younger ones will not.
Should your firm hire without discrition to age
and use a seniority system as well, then this may not be very effective....but that is a problem germain to Plavlovian management [Razz]

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The ring tones was just an example. We joke around about other things, like when "the man" starts to crack the whip, morale takes a dive. When the man announces that he'll be out, morale jumps. We were joking about making a thermometer on a dry erase board and adjust it everytime something happens.

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Morale is awesome at my office place today. The server's been down--no workie!! [Happytears]

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Everybody knows that office morale is measured by the Dilbert index, i.e. the average number of Dilbert cartoons pinned up per employee (higher D.I. = lower morale).

Unless (as happened to a friend of mine) the company bans the display of Dilbert cartoons, in which case you can assume that morale is tending towards zero... he now works somewhere else [Roll Eyes]

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We haven't got that many Dilbert cartoons on cubicles, but we have about half a dozen or more of the Dibert books in the lunch room[1]. Does that count?

Another good measure of company morale is whether the total number of people in the office is rising or falling. In the company I work for, a whole heap of people have left in the last few months, and virtually none have been replaced. That's never a good sign...

[1] Yeah, I know, I should put my JOT book in there. I only just thought of that, and it's at home.

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When I worked at Sears, they would have this sports related "Game Plan" for preventing theft and giving quality service. And they had a wide screen high definition TV in the lounge. No couch, but we did have control of the remote. [Smile]
The main guy that I work for (as a piano teacher), Mr. Von Stickup Myass is a real fanatic of a professional look when I teach his kid how to play chopsticks. (Meaning I can't wear my usual fetish clothing like I do at my other job.) My hair has to be tied up away from my face, pressed shirt, dress slacks/long skirt, panty hose, flat dress shoes. No jewelery, make-up, or perfume. (= low moral for Lumi) [Frown]
And if you think that's strict, you should see his kid!
And, obviously, I have a higher morale at the other job, but it's not exactly of higher morals. [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Lumina Manson:
My hair has to be tied up away from my face, pressed shirt, dress slacks/long skirt, panty hose, flat dress shoes. No jewelery, make-up, or perfume. (= low moral for Lumi) [Frown]
And if you think that's strict, you should see his kid!

Perhaps he received the impression that people who dress goth are all druggies and whores. I wonder why
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quote:
Originally posted by Tut-an-Geek:
Perhaps he received the impression that people who dress goth are all druggies and whores. I wonder why

That is like saying all people who sail are gay....not that there is anything wrong with that.

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
quote:
Originally posted by Tut-an-Geek:
Perhaps he received the impression that people who dress goth are all druggies and whores. I wonder why

That is like saying all people who sail are gay....not that there is anything wrong with that.
/me refrains from any mention of what all people in the Frozen North do to moose.

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are you referring to them cutting them open to sleep in their innards to keep warm?
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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
[QUOTE]

/me refrains from any mention of what all people in the Frozen North do to moose.

Any port in a storm, my friend. Any port in a storm.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
are you referring to them cutting them open to sleep in their innards to keep warm?

Nah, you're thinking of Empire Strikes back [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
[QUOTE]

/me refrains from any mention of what all people in the Frozen North do to moose.

Any port in a storm, my friend. Any port in a storm.
But don't you feel silly wearing the antlers?
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quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
[QUOTE]But don't you feel silly wearing the antlers?

...only until someone says: "Nice rack"

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Where i work, if something breaks, it throws morale off balance. The morale of the software people goes down, while the test guys' morale, myself included, goes up.

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quote:
Perhaps he received the impression that people who dress goth are all druggies and whores. I wonder why
You can call me a whore, you can call me a druggie, but don't call my clothing style goth! [Roll Eyes] Besides, I was never either. (Phone sex doesn't count)
I got a higher morale point with my piano boss: I get to wear high heeled shoes, but not the stripper platforms I usually wear. Regular stilettos, closed toe, no more than 2 inches high and no excessive straps. I'm wearing him down. [Razz]

--It begins..., C.P.

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Sorry, posting mistake [Razz]

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Sorry, another one! [crazy]

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