Be present: to be present for co-workers and subordinates Make their day: Making someone’s day by taking initiative to solve their problems. Play: Enjoying your work Choose your attitude: about how people show up for their work.
The ingredients to build Meaning: 1. You are the only one who can put them together into that pattern that will be your life. 2. Let it be a life that has dignity & meaning for you. 3. If it does, then the particular balance of success or failure is of less account.
1. As you enter this place of work, please choose to make today a great day. Your colleagues, customers, team members & yourself will be thankful. 2. Find ways to play . We can be serious about our work without being serious about ourselves. 3. Stay focused in order to be present when your customers & team members most need you. 4. And should you feel your energy lapsing, try this sure-fire remedy: Find someone who needs a helping hand, a word of support, or a good ear – and make their day .
A remarkable way to
boost morale & improve
Harry Paul & John
What is FISH Philosophy
FISH! Philosophy is a skill that provides the
process, tools and language to generate the skills
necessary to design a workplace full of
inspiration,creativity and innovation
FISH! is a wisdom that everyone can embrace
It is a practice that evolves over time creating a
positive workplace and a vibrant culture each time
it is embraced
It is an invitation that enables people to care about
each other and their commitments
It is committed to creating a culture of trust,
accountability and innovation
It encourages to re-awaken the self-trusting,
creative spirit within each of us
Four Practices of Fish Philosophy
First practice- BE PRESENT
The past is history
The future is a mystery
Today is a gift
That is why we call it the present
Make their day!
Look for as many ways as possible to create
Involving others & working to make their
day provides a constant flow of positive
Make Their Day!
It is good for business
Serving customers well will give
us the satisfaction that comes to
those who serve others.
It will focus our attention away
from our problems onto how we
can make a positive difference to
This is healthy, will feel good, &
will unleash even more energy.
treat others well
Fun leads to
reward & not
just a way to
When the student is ready,
the teacher appears!
Most of us are uncomfortable thinking
ourselves as artists … But each of us is an
artist … With every choice, every day, you
are creating a unique work of art …
Respect your creative urges … step out in
When you are doing what you are doing,
who are you being?
Are you being impatient & bored, or are
you being world famous?
You are going to act differently if you are
being world famous.
There is something I know about you
that you may not even know about
You have within you more resources of
energy than have ever been tapped,
more talent than have ever been
more strength than has ever been tested,
and more to give than you have ever
If your clock is
can wind it up
Meaning is not something you stumble
across, like the answer to a riddle or the
prize in a treasure hunt.
Meaning is something you build into
You build it out of your own past, out of
your affections & loyalties, out of your
experiences of, out of your own talent &
understanding, out of the things & people
you love, out of the values for which you
are willing to sacrifice something.
Ways to implement FISH
Choose to make today a great day.
Find ways to play
Stay focused while being present
Make the day of other people
Method of recognition by using
Giving of Fish! Card to each other by the employees,
when they have demonstrated one of the Fish!
Employees who have earned three FISH! cards are
presented with "Pete the Perch" a small stuffed toy
fish of varying colors.
Many companies present these tokens at staff
meetings, flinging them, as the employees at Pike
Place fling real fish, to the employees who have
And discover it
And discover it