Format Fri-day into Free-day

Most Fridays feel like “Fried Days”. You feel fried because you are overtired, overworked, overwhelmed, overcommitted and overscheduled from the rest of the week.

What if one Fri-day of each month became a Free-day?

Here are seven ways for Fri-days to become Free-days in your workplace:

Free of E-mail – Communicate only by phone, Skype or face to face in person for the day.

Free of Meetings – Meet only for fun or learning rather than for business – see below.

Free of Structure – Decide on a theme for the Free-day of the month. Set up a committee each month to design the Free-day so that the work still gets done and you have fun and learn something at the same time. Each person should have the opportunity to both lead and participate in the committee. The committee must come up with at least one fun activity or one learning session for the Free-day.

Free of Hierarchy – Eliminate titles for one day and focus on each individual and their specific gifts, skills, strengths and knowledge.

Free of Criticism – Commit to complimenting each and every person that you encounter for the whole day.

Free of Complaints – Focus on the positive and productive and avoid negativity and complaints for the entire day.

Free of Restrictions – Encourage expression of ideas and insights to share knowledge, expand learning and create opportunity. Give each person a chance to blow their horn about a recent accomplishment.

If you decide to transform a Fri-day into a Free-day, Fridays will never be the same again and there will be a positive transformation in the attitudes of your colleagues and the atmosphere of your workplace.

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About The Motivator Minute

The Motivator Minute is written by "The Motivator" who for the past 17 years has been a motivational and leadership coach for business, life and career. She offers her international clientele a creative approach to coaching, training and promoting. Her greatest strength is that she gives her clients her energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, experience, a commitment to their success and an abundance of creative ideas. She is a coach, leader, facilitator and motivational speaker who supports, encourages and motivates individuals to make positive and lasting changes in their personal and professional lives. She specializes in working with entrepreneurs who want to achieve greater success through increased business and personal visibility and credibility; with individuals who are experiencing career and life transitions and with an organization’s leaders so that they can do and be their best on the job and in their lives. Please note that all material on this blog is original and copyright protected. Copyright 2011 The Motivator All rights reserved.
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