I told you I've been crazy busy, and part of what has been keeping me so busy is my grown up job. I'm currently working on spreading the word throughout my company about a program I run the recruiting end of for audiology doctorate students during their last year of school, (Like a residency) and I am having a grand time using think-outside-the-box methods to get my fellow coworkers excited about it.
On August first I announced that we, the Company, (and by "we" I shared, I meant me.) had declared August as "Extern Awareness Month", and I'd be showcasing information about the Program throughout the month. I started with a simple display in the kitchen first thing that Monday morning.....It was the day after Camp Cupcake, so I ran to the grocery and purchased bakery mini-cinnamon rolls and little hostess donuts. I added little flags, and a sign, and called it done...it's amazing what a little flag can do for store-bought treats!
Then, the week before last I came up with brochures that outlined how cool the program really was. I called it "Food For Thought" because...well, gifts of food seem to be the way to a neighboring department's heart.
Last week I shared a cleverly worded timeline for the program, along with an equally clever frequently asked questions sheet. Next week will wrap up my self proclaimed "Extern Awareness Month" with a pop quiz on what they've learned, with Starbucks cards for the winners. (These are some highly competitive folks, so I am anticipating good participation.)
I am not sure how many of you work outside your home full time, or part time for that matter, but I share this all because creativity and fun are not reserved for home alone. You can take pretty much any kind of meeting and add a level of polished whimsy to it. Heck, you can celebrate a day of the week, for that matter. (I currently have a plan up my sleeve to begin celebrating Fridays at my grown up job.) Do you do things at work to add some fun? I'd love to hear your ideas!