Over 75% of adult wake time is spent doing work-related activities.
People ought to enjoy work and be energized by it.
“ Fish!” motivates employees.
People like to work in an environment that is fun, energizing, and where they can make a difference.
The “Fish!” philosophy benefits every employee because it prevents burnout and keeps him/her excited about what he/she does.
Introduction “ Fish!” is based on Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle, WA..
“ Fish!” is a parable , an invented story about finding the deep source of energy, creativity, and passion that exists inside each of us by learning to love what we do, even if at the moment we may not be doing exactly what we love.
by Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen, and Harry Paul
People are afraid of the future, of the unknown. If a man faces up to it, and takes the dare of the future, he can have some control over his destiny. That’s an exciting idea to me, better than waiting with everybody else to see what’s going to happen.
Integrating Fish in our lives ! Suggested Activities
Give “fish” trinkets (i.e. key chains, pencils, cups, toys).
Paint a “fish tank” parking spot reserved for the staff member who was “present” for others.
Have off site activities (i.e bowling, theater, happy hour, team sports).
Start each staff meeting with sharing and networking (also bring food!).
Set up bulletin boards to praise each other.
Use morning announcements.
Have secret pals.
Do random acts of kindness for one another.
Remind each other when they’re slipping that they need to “go fishing”.