I s s u e N u m b e r Three
The forgotten value
The Sydney Olympics -
one of the events of a lifetime, symbolises the pinnacle
of dedication. Hidden inside every gold medal competitor
is the virtue of dedication which is easily forgotten in
the continuing media hype. It is dedication which has
enabled each athlete to reach the public stage of
competition; to get up and go through the rigours of a
daily, demanding training regime. It is dedication that
enables athletes to live through disappointment and
failure and to still press on. The professional sporting
arena may seem a far cry from where we work, and we may
think that "There is no gold medal for me at my
job." However within the framework of a dedicated
approach to work there are rewards beyond value.
value to your team members
The real Australia
has always been built on loyalty and mateship. It has
been this concept of helping each other which has built
our nation and our legends. However, we are now seeing
change, where suddenly it is the "me"
generation- what is important is what affects
"me". If that attitude is applied to the
workforce, there are egos at stake and a potential war
zone. Your dedication to your work will show in a
different attitude to others and a willingness to pitch
in. It is qualities such as these that will make for a
true Australian workplace.
value to your employer
contentious thought - the boss is better off, so why give
them value? Theyve got enough already, so Ill
do as little as I can get away with while I think about
what I do outside work. Interesting perception, why not
think of it this way
If the company does well, you
do well, you get to keep your job and create
opportunities for yourself and your future. Dedication to
the success of your company, is dedication to your long
term well being and dedication ultimately to yourself.
reward for yourself.
This is where
dedication really pays off. There is, hidden inside all
of us, a desire to know that at the end of the day we
have done well. So even if no one else noticed, something
has been done with a willing spirit and a standard which
reflects well on you. Theres a lot of ego in this,
and the best kind of employee is the one that is
dedicated to this approach and achieves it. For every
Olympic competitor, win, lose or draw, it is the
dedication to achieve that is rewarding.
Be dedicated to
these three: your workmates, the boss, and yourself.
These are the keys to achievement in any office, factory
or social environment.