Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Want to ensure everyone is on time to meetings?

How about this: Create a policy: $5 late fee for more than one minute late to meetings. Don't have people pay the team, though -- they must add $5 to the next tip at their next opportunity. If they go out for a meal, they must add $5 to the waitstaff tip. Get a haircut, add $5 to the tip. This way the team has a lighthearted way of ensuring on time meeting starts and people have more opportunities to show appreciation to others.
Idea from How NASA Builds Teams, by Charles J. Pellerin.

Photo: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=151 Suat Eman / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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