I admit it. Come the middle of January, into February, I probably don't smile much. The winter doldrums set in and I can't wait for warm weather. This time of year, it is dark when I go to work and it is dark when I come home.
I thought it would be a good idea at work to have something planned that people could get excited about.
I gave the assignment to one of the employees that report to me. On February 9, I want you to plan a crock pot lunch for our Division. Send out an eye-catching invitation. I assumed people would go for it. But the response, so far, has exceeded my expectations.
The invitation was emailed yesterday. Bring in a crock pot dish, or you can contribute muffins or another appropriate dish to pass.
People have rallied around this one! "We should do something like this once a month," was one comment I got. An older faculty member proudly boasted, "I will bring an old family recipe for chili in my old, old crock pot!"
We are a friendly bunch of employees but the intense nature of our job doesn't allow for a lot of socializing during work hours. This will be a welcome break from the fast paced, nose to the grindstone culture we work in.
Looks like I'm not the only one excited about it!