So, my boss, Clark, “volunteered” me to be part of our corporate “spirit” committee.
Call us “Team Spirit.”
I went to my first meeting today.
The name “spirit” is fitting. Most of the committee look like they’ve been dead for a long time.
That’s probably because we were all forced to participate and no one has any interest in it… Or any actual spirit…
There was one exception to this rule: Trudy from HR. She’s chairing the whole thing.
Trudy has lots of energy and lots of ideas. In fact, she is the spirit committee. The rest of us are just mismatched window dressing.
Her first decision was to launch an employee recognition program.
Trudy suggested we call it The First Annual Hamish Awards.
No one objected. Or seemed to care…
Trudy called for nomination categories. Things like best customer service, best team building, innovations, leadership…
All the usual suspects.
She said “Who wants to kick this puppy off with the first nomination?”
There was a collective groan.
Then someone yelled “What? No way! Look, I was told that all I had to do was show up and pretend to be interested.”
Gotta admit, I was pretty surprised it was me.
Guess I’ve got more spirit than I realized.