THE CLASSIC LITTLE BOOK Sit up and take notice BOOK TWO
THE CLASSIC LITTLE BOOK  Sit up and take notice   BOOK TWO
Michael Jeff and Fran BOOK TWO
Michael, Jeff and Fran BOOK TWO
Not everybody likes Mondays Some people suffer from Lunaediesophobia which is an abnormal fear of Mondays Others get a sinking feeling that kicks in during the closing credits of Call The Midwife This is called The Sunday Sads 4
Not everybody likes Mondays. Some people suffer from Lunaediesophobia, which is an abnormal fear of Mondays. Others get a ...
SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE
SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE.
Zara the HR manager operates a closed door policy This helps her cope with Mondays On this particular Monday just as she is trying to complete the employee satisfaction survey that was due on Friday Zara hears a knock on her door Fran is staring at her through the 6 4mm thick frosted porthole A couple of us have some ideas about the office says Fran We re not sure the space works The last time Zara was this stressed was when her cat Orlando required surgery to remove a furball Poor Zara I may have a window for you at the end of the month she says But I m literally swamped Zara returns to her survey What do you think are the barriers to effective employee management communication she writes 6
Zara, the HR manager, operates a closed-door policy. This helps her cope with Mondays. On this particular Monday, just as ...
SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE
SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE.
Fran and Michael are in the early stages of an illicit office romance which means they kissed once after work Today they are meeting in the cafeteria I spoke with Zara about the redesign says Fran Michael s hangdog expression doesn t change I only managed thirty seven words of the newsletter he says Be thankful nobody reheated crab cakes in the microwave next to you says Fran Fran initiates footsie under the table Maybe you could work from home And I ll join you for a one on one later Michael who is normally of the view that Public Displays of Affection are a no no likes the feel of Fran s foot against his own At the same time he is worried about Fran seeing his collection of Marvel comics which is frankly extensive Ha ha he laughs nervously 8
Fran and Michael are in the early stages of an illicit office romance, which means they kissed, once, after work. Today, t...
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SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE.
Fran emails Zara to remind her about the meeting She mentions her theory that redesigning the office could boost productivity creativity and wellbeing Zara asks her to book a meeting room Unfortunately Fran Michael and Zara s workplace has a maximum of two extremely inflexible meeting spaces neither of which has working technology One is painted in three shades of battleship grey and is called The War Room The other is a poorly ventilated space next to the rest room Somebody has hung a sign that says Short Stops Only PLEASE on the rest room door Only the space next to the rest room is available 10
Fran emails Zara to remind her about the meeting. She mentions her theory that redesigning the office could boost producti...
SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE
SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE.
Fran invites Jeff from Accounts to the meeting but Jeff has a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon on the same day Jeff s discount executive office chair has taken its toll on his lumbar region If you were to compile a list of the three most uncomfortable chairs in history Jeff s chair would be ranked third after the Judas Chair and the Electric Chair Copy me in to the minutes winces Jeff Poor Jeff 12
Fran invites Jeff from Accounts to the meeting, but Jeff has a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon on the same day. J...
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SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE.
Michael and Fran meet with Zara Michael explains how working at the edge of a walkway is wrecking his concentration Have you considered noise cancelling headphones as a solution opportunity asks Zara I don t want to look like a jerk replies Michael Fran describes the questionable odours from the office microwave A quick and dirty solution would be to implement revised guidance vis vis standard microwave procedure leveraging robust clear signage says Zara Michael and Fran are frustrated You said you were researching the benefits of a quote unquote complete redesign to the company s bottom line says Michael to Fran I set the meeting up says Fran crossly What have you done Fran cancels their date night She wasn t that keen to see the double bill of Star Wars little known Ewok Adventures anyway 14
Michael and Fran meet with Zara. Michael explains how working at the edge of a walkway is wrecking his concentration.    H...
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SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE.
The following lunchtime Michael foregoes the exquisite culinary pleasures of the cafeteria and begins to research office design He learns how a well designed office which gives due consideration to lighting seating and the arrangement of space can significantly increase productivity He learns how introducing different spaces for different activities helps shift the brain renewing its ability to focus He even dares to contemplate a future in which he is able to finish the first paragraph of his newsletter in a space suited to the task A co worker called Shirley hands him a Kleenex as she passes Do you need to talk she says No says Michael who didn t realise he was crying 16
The following lunchtime, Michael foregoes the exquisite culinary pleasures of the cafeteria and begins to research office ...
SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE
SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE.
Michael Fran and Jeff secure another meeting with Zara As you know starts Zara we re conducting a root and branch review of the sustainable wellbeing policy Having run this up the flagpole redesign could form part of our strategic staircase Jeff wonders whether he is having a stroke He doesn t understand a word of what Zara s saying Michael draw up a list of design companies by end of play and we ll get the ball rolling says Zara We need a company that understands our objectives our corporate identity our workplace culture We need a one stop service space utilisation studies design procurement move management Fran and Michael are the only people to meet in the elevators on the way home Going forward are you still cross with me says Michael No but we do need to touch base offline says Fran grinning 18
Michael, Fran, and Jeff secure another meeting with Zara.    As you know,    starts Zara,    we   re conducting a root-and...
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Michael Jeff and Fran TO BE CONTINUED 21
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Things to consider when planning an office redesign Go to the canteen and find some like minded colleagues Affairs with any of them are optional Establish whose ear you need to bend to get a fantastic office and whether or not she has a cat Find the best space to store your Marvel comics Make a list of osteopaths and chiropractors Touch base with a colleague offline if you have to Choose MJF Office MORE THINGS TO CONSIDER IN BOOK THREE 22
Things to consider when planning an office redesign Go to the canteen and find some like-minded  colleagues. Affairs with ...
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