The Sandbox Approach - Improving our Working Environment

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  • In today's workplace, computers and electronic communications are the norm rather than the exception. Computers, e-mail, electronic databases and on-line research play an important role in many businesses today. Technological advances have made electronic communication indispensable in today's workplace. According to recent reports, text messaging figures into L.A. train wreck probe. Investigators of last week’s L.A. train wreck that killed 25 people are looking into a report that an engineer blamed for missing a stop signal light may have been distracted by text messaging. Today, we will discuss the ever-increasing use of technology in the workplace, its potential for abuse and how employers can protect themselves.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.

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  • 1. The Sandbox Approach Developing a Nice Working Environment
  • 2. The Sandbox ApproachIntroduction• A group of kids is playing in a sandbox.• They are building roads and castles and interacting with other children without hesitations and concerns.• They are having a great time!
  • 3. The Sandbox ApproachChildren are having Fun• We can easily see the peaceful relaxation that comes from them when they are playing in a sandbox.
  • 4. The Sandbox ApproachWhen children are playing - Main benefits • The sandbox helps children to bring out creativeness, imagination, concentration, an opportunity for insights, etc.
  • 5. The Sandbox ApproachPlaying in a sandbox - Main benefits Friendly Atmosphere High Level of Fun Concentration Creativity Nice Integration Environment Compromise Teamworking Skills
  • 6. The Sandbox ApproachOur working environment• We have been facing a systematic increase of worldwide competition that is shrinking our profit margins and business opportunities.• And this fierce business environment has been increasing our feeling of stress and disappointment during our professional career.
  • 7. The Sandbox ApproachOur working environment & The sandbox Feeling of Friendly Stress Atmosphere Feeling of Fun Disappointment Creativity Fierce High Level of Competition Concentration Shortage of Integration Opportunities AGAINST Compromise
  • 8. The Sandbox ApproachMain question• We are fully aware of the differences of playing in a sandbox and working hard to pay our expenses.• But why not bringing all the fun and happiness from a sandbox to our working environment?
  • 9. The Sandbox ApproachSharing some tips • And based on that search, we would like to share some tips to help you to improve your working environment atmosphere.
  • 10. The Sandbox ApproachTip 01 – Cleanse our working environment toxicity• We need to eliminate any dreadful and negative behaviors from our department and its members in the quest to build a positive working environment.
  • 11. The Sandbox ApproachTip 02 – Appreciate the daily smoothness• There is no need to wait for a crisis to happen and someone to overcome a challenge before a show of appreciation and gratitude.• Give and share compliments because things are smooth flowing to create a good and motivating work environment.
  • 12. The Sandbox ApproachTip 03 – Embrace Differences• There is no way to avoid differences in the workplace.• With proper understanding and skill such differences can be harnessed for better work environment.• To deny it can be worse.
  • 13. The Sandbox ApproachTip 04 – Sharing and Giving• This technique of creating a positive work environment is: – Formal: it can be applied through a central software system that shares tasks and work activities. – Informal: it happens when we share food inside the office.• Sharing food inside the workplace creates a friendly environment that money can’t buy.
  • 14. The Sandbox ApproachTip 05 – Freely Give and Freely Receive• It would be nice to create another sharing system where people learn to give advice to others by way of learning from previous experience.• Such approach sends a signal to the team that people have the freedom to fail, to ask and to contribute.
  • 15. The Sandbox ApproachTip 06 – Park your Ego at the Door• Create a positive work environment where people will park their ego at the door.• Recruit and work with people who do not need to be right all the time.
  • 16. The Sandbox ApproachTip 07 – Build Name for the Company• Put in pride into the company name so people are proud to be associated with the company.• Even small companies can do certain things extremely well.• What are these things?
  • 17. The Sandbox ApproachConclusion• We really want to work in a nice working environment and facing adversities with the always support of our coworkers and superiors.• But we need to know that such goal depends on the efforts of our team.• That is why we should work together, helping each other to achieve together our sandbox place.
  • 18. The Sandbox ApproachOur Business Contacts Feel free to send us an e-mail. Our Website: www.licoreis.com Our E-mails: licoreis@licoreis.com licoreis@licoreis.com.br robertolico@hotmail.com Linkedin: Roberto de Paula Lico Júnior Twitter: @licoreis