The Workday is Not a Dress Rehearsal – It’s “ShowTime”

  • Posted by: J. Kent Gervasini |
  • 11/13/15 |
  • 10:08 AM
The Workday is Not a Dress Rehearsal – It’s “ShowTime”

The Impact of Employee Performance

What is the Definition of “SHOWTIME”?

According to Merriam-Webster the full definition of SHOWTIME is: The scheduled or actual time at which a show or something likened to a show begins.

“ShowTime” in the Workplace – Deliver Your Best Performance Every Day
Typically we don’t liken the workplace to a show, a Broadway production or a major event, but yet, employers expect that employees deliver their best performance every day. Can a good attitude impact employee performance at work? Yes, it can, and the attitude you bring to work can have a ripple effect on those around you.

Attitudes Are All Around Us and Impact Our Behavior
Attitudes are all around us, and indeed, impact our behavior, our productivity, our business relationships, and our company’s performance. It has become very clear that my attitude is a form of expression. How do I choose to express myself today? Do I choose to be happy, positive and optimistic, or I do I choose to be pessimistic and come through the door with a negative outlook for the day.

1/2 Half of My Waking Hours Are Spent at Work - I Need to Bring My "A" Attitude
If I choose to be happy and have a good attitude, I have found that my co-workers will have a better attitude as well. I spend at least ½ of my waking hours with people at work; folks just like me that have personal interruptions to their lives, family and business responsibilities greater than themselves, and schedules that don’t go quite as planned. The amount of hours I spend with my co-workers are significant, and when I bring my “A” attitude to the workplace, I have found that it is much easier for me to communicate with my colleagues and get along in the workplace.

The Workday is Not a Dress Rehearsal – It’s “ShowTime”
When I come to work, before I open the door, I think to myself… “It’s ShowTime”. Sometimes, on days that are a bit more of a challenge, I may even say it out loud. I know the day is not a dress rehearsal and I will own my results. I fully realize that my actions, voice, demeanor, physical appearance and attitude will reflect on my person. I also realize that my attitude can make or break my day, and will affect my relationships with my colleagues, coworkers and clients. Wow, what a responsibility!

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