What does “Work Like a Dog” mean? It means working extremely hard and for an extended length of time. The origins of “Work Like a Dog” are unknown, however the term may have referred to working dogs such as sheep dogs, sled dogs and hunting dogs, these dogs are bred to work long, hard and be very persistent.
“Work Like a Dog Day” is to honor, recognize and to celebrate your hardest working, most dedicated productive staff members. As supervisors we all know who those employees and co-workers are that give their all everyday to the job. Take on different tasks and challenges without a negative thought or reaction. Who love the challenge of something new and want to make a difference. Go over and beyond their co-workers to get the job done.
August 5th is the time to show your appreciation to those who carry more than their own work load and “Work Like a Dog” with determination, persistence, reliability and the most productive. The ones you can count on as a supervisor with an important task or assignment and know it will be completed and done correctly.
How will you acknowledge and praise your highest producing employees on August 5th?
I would love to hear how you celebrated with your staff members share below. 🙂
Take this quick poll before reading the blog post. “Do You Share What You Do For A Living With Your Children”?
I am not sure how you answered the poll, however let’s talk about why there is value in sharing what you do with your children.
Developing a career path is a life long process, it usually starts in childhood and continues along with different choices, opportunities, on-going learning and achieving more and more experience. Most people decided on their careers when they were children. Parental engagement and involvement were key factors in influencing the child on pursuing their dream career, values and work ethic. Having positive and encouraging conversations with your children about your own career decisions is very valuable to them.
Talk with your children about your career story:
Start with your first job.
How you prepared or not prepared in high school and/or college with your career choices.
Talk about your networking connections, clubs, courses etc.
Discuss about the people who shaped you during your career; such as bosses, co-workers, mentors, coaches and etc.
Tell about your good choices and bad choices that influenced your career.
Discuss “What you would do differently”.
The amount of time you spend sharing and encouraging your children will open up their minds to think about what type of career they want and start working towards a plan of action to achieve it. It is important for children to discover their own strengths and interests. Have them try out as many different kinds of tasks and jobs to see what they like and don’t like. This will help them make a better decision on what career path to pursue.