A while back I was teaching our staff, and I invented a word. “Workisms” I gave our staff several “workisms” that I felt would make us more effective and efficient. Here they are maybe they will help you as well.
1. While at work, work. (come to work ready to earn your pay, and work with purpose)
2. While at work, work on work related to work. (focus on what you are there to do, with today’s distractions we waste a lot of time, which causes stress and pressure in the long run)
3. Leave work at work when you go home from work (in many occupations like mine, its 24/7, but you have to have some time when you let your mind rest, and you definitely don’t have to submerge your family in your work)
Ministry is a bit different because you are not just doing a job but living for a cause.
4. Don’t interrupt another’s work with your work. (Think before you intrude on someone else and change the direction of their day, can you figure it out, have you researched all the options?)
5. Think through your work then work out your thoughts. (Learn be a problem solver and develop the skill of articulating the solution)
6. When you work, consider how your work effects the work of the workers around you. (You’re a team player, act like it).
7. Work in a way that releases those working over you and empower the workers under you and enhances the work of the workers next to you. (Have initiative, and be cooperative. Great team players raise the level of everyone’s game)
8. Work with a workable attitude where all workers can expect you to work with them. (Don’t be antagonistic)
9. Discipline your work, and work your discipline, so the worker over you does not have to work you over. (why make it hard on your boss? Your boss should be able to trust that if your on the project there are no worries).
10. When you work with excellence, excellence will be visable in your work. (You don’t have to be pretentious or try to impress, if you approach your work with excellence it will show up in your work and people will be impressed).
11. Plan your work and work your plan at work. (be prepared)
Don’t know if it helps you but it was fun for us.
So there you have Gadberry’s “workisms”