Discussion 4: Your Best Boss
Talk about your best boss. What made this person so good? Have you adopted any of these techniques in your work? Did you give this boss your best? Why or why not?
Discussion 5: The Workplace
OK, we talked about good bosses last week. Let’s talk about other factors that create a good workplace.
I’m especially curious if it’s ever enough just to make lots of money–I’m assuming a couple of you have had a chance to make what you considered lots of money. If you haven’t, is your course of study right now aimed mostly at pulling down the big bucks? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not criticizing! We all have rent to pay, and everyone makes a different decision about how much money is enough.
Life is comparison–a very unpleasant workplace in the past may have made you appreciate current conditions in a new way. I generally don’t post topics that encourage negative comments (it’s too tempting–think about where we could have gone with the topic of “your worst boss” last week!), but if you want to talk about a current good situation in light of a past bad one, go ahead.
So, besides a good boss, what other factors have contribute to your job satisfaction? Good pay? Flexible working hours? An on-site gym or daycare? Stock options? Knowing your company is does good work? Just having a job? C’mon, there’s got to be something you like about it!