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Fun Workplace - Create A Fun Workplace! ...Implementing the FISH Philosophy


The work is hard, the hours long. Yet these employees choose to bring amazing passion, fun and commitment to work every day. The remarkable wisdom of a Seattle fish market is inspiring organizations worldwide to create fulfilled employees and delighted customers. FISH! tells the story of Seattle's World Famous Pike Place Fish. In this incredible workplace, employees don't just fill orders, they fill people - with fun, friendliness, attentiveness, and enthusiasm. The FISH! philosophy has become an extraordinary international phenomenon. Thousands of organizations worldwide are adopting its vital message. It has created a new vocabulary of what work should be about.

The philosophy is so simple it's profound - and it will change how you view work! People watch FISH! the first time because it's fun, but they watch it over and over because it's fundamental. Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude with them each day. An environment in which people are truly connected to their work, to their colleagues and to their customers. Impossible? Not at all. FISH! is a tool to help you lead people toward creating that environment.

Participants will learn the 4 steps of the FISH! Philosophy:
  • Play
  • Make Their Day
  • Be There
  • Choose Your Attitude

    Play:
    Everyone can benefit from a little lightening up during the day. People who find ways to incorporate “play” into their daily lives approach their work, responsibilities and challenges with energy and enthusiasm. In fact, some of the best innovations in the world are a result of playing with ideas. And some of the most serious environments can also benefit from a sense of playfulness. It is this that allows us the freedom to tap into our inner, innovative being –– unearthing that which helps our organization fly forward into the future. Successfully.

    Make Their Day:
    “Make their day” can be a big production—giving a present, taking someone out to dinner—but it doesn’t have to be. It might be as simple as holding open a door for someone, asking about a person’s family, saying thank you. It might mean telling a friend, from your heart, how much you appreciate all they do for you. It moves past just being civil or pleasant—it’s taking that extra step you didn’t have to take. And that makes all the difference.

    Be There:
    To “be there” for another person has a powerful effect. Think about how good it feels when someone gives you her or his undivided attention, focusing on your needs and feelings.

    Choose Your Attitude:
    “Choose your attitude” asks only that you make your own choice and not try to pass it off on something or someone else. Once you accept that you are the only one who is choosing your attitude at this moment, you can decide whether to keep it or shape it into an attitude that’s more satisfying. You control your attitude, not the other way around.

    To begin to change anything, we have to change the way we speak about it, the way we feel about it and definitely the way we act about it day in and day out.

    That’s the beauty of the four simple but powerful principles that are the bedrock of The FISH! Philosophy:
  • Be There
  • Play
  • Make Their Day
  • Choose Your Attitude

    These principles gives people a common language that inspires new conversations about what’s possible. New attitudes develop. Performance improves. Customers notice. Trust increases. FISH! gets into the hearts and minds of everyone at work, empowering them to be alive and engaged.

    Our team of strategic OD experts, curriculum developers, speakers, trainers and other creative team members, will collaborate with you to customize the infusion of FISH! into your organization, tailored to any organizational goal – inspiring innovation, productivity, leadership, culture, teamwork, employee retention, customer service and others.

    We are not a “training” company. We are a “learning” company. After all, training is what someone does to you, while learning is what you do for yourself. And that’s where we believe real transformation begins … when you feel it in your gut.

    We believe that people learn best when their hearts and minds are both deeply engaged. When it matters to us personally, we own it and we work harder to learn and make a difference. PEOPLE 1ST experience-centered approach is flexible and responsive, but most importantly, it makes sure that all of our brains and souls are engaged in every step of the process.

    We’ll start where you’re ready to start.
    There are many ways to infuse FISH! into an organization. Based on our learnings from organizations of all shapes and sizes around the globe, we’ve outlined a general flow of key experiences that help introduce FISH! and keep it alive in the long term.

    This program works well in dental clinics, medical offices, hospital staff, nursing homes, schools, auto dealerships…..etc., etc.

    We welcome the opportunity to collaborate on ways to refine this flow for your organization.

    This program can be presented as a full-day program. Back


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