You know how you work with people who make you crazy? Well, maybe you don’t…but I sure do. Some people make me crazy because they don’t do their job, some because they whine a lot, some because it takes them too long to get to the point. There are many more I could list, but you get it.
So today I’m meeting with a few people (not the aforementioned make me crazy ones), and I say off the top of my head…
Why can’t we just put a sticker on someone’s back when they make us crazy? Imagine…if everyone had a pile of stickers and could brand someone this way, it would make things easier for everyone.
- If you are walking down the hall and see someone with a lot of stickers on their back, you would know to steer clear of them.
- If you were reviewing a person, and weren’t positive you were making the right decision, you could check the amount of stickers on their back to see what kind of feedback they are getting from other people.
- If you are in a discussion and two people have differing opinions and you aren’t sure who might have the best perspective, you could weigh the input by the number of stickers on their back.
So then I start thinking, why stop with just doing this at work…
- What if you are standing in line behind someone at a store and the person waiting on you can’t seem to work the register or count out change, plop a sticker on their back.
- You’re walking in a mall or airport and a person is coming down the hallway on the wrong side and wreaking havoc with the traffic flow, out come the stickers.
- You watch someone leaving a food court table without picking up their tray and taking it to the trash, reward them with a sticker.
- A pedestrian walks against traffic lights where there is a huge backlog of cars that are now unable to proceed through the light, JUMP out of the car and place the sticker on.
What do you think? Could this catch on?
Comment and give me your suggestions for more opportunities for sticker identification!