One of the things that impressed me when I interviewed with my boss was how long employees had worked with him, several for over 10 years. For me that is a good sign. I am not one to jump from job to job and this is only my third in 16 years. The tougher part of that is joining and fitting in with a small company that’s employees are very entrenched with one another.
I wanted a way of to break the ice with my new co-workers and have them feel comfortable coming to talk to me in my office. Thus my quote board was born. I hung a white board directly across from my desk and each day I write a new quote on it. Some days the quotes are meaningful, other days the quotes where funny. At times I write a quote that is especially poignant to how I am feeling that day or what I need. It has been almost two years and I haven’t repeated a quote yet.
My boss asked me after about 6 months if I had a book of quotes….I told him yes, it’s called the internetJ Twitter has also been a great source of quotes.