One of those days following on from one of those days……

Its Day 21 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and its been one of those days.

You know the ones, where one thing after another keeps happening, just building on top of the last disaster/issue/event/happening.Β  Yep, one of those.

And it was on top of similar things that happened each on Saturday and Sunday, and some of those with staff who worked in the branch today.

So how do you deal with that sort of situation? When everything seems to be working against you all, when you can’t get on top of things, when it only seems to be getting on top of you?Β  When you don’t feel like you are making much progress at all?

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First you support each other in any way you can. You encourage each other, really listen, make sure everyone is OK.Β  And then to top it all off, you bring in cheesecake for afternoon tea.

Cheesecake makes all the difference in staff morale, when everything seems to be working against you.

What do you do to perk yourself and your staff up that little bit more when everything seems to be going wrong?


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    • Steph on June 22, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I wholeheartedly endorse the cheesecake thing. My current boss brings in Haigh’s chocolate frogs regularly and a previous boss believed in the power of donuts πŸ™‚

  1. Chocolate definitely!

    • Penny on June 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Cheesecake mmmmmmmm… now I want some. πŸ™‚ I think it is a very good panacea for those days!

    I have been known to bring in baking.

    • fiona on June 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    chocolate frogs, cheesecake, timtams – all are guaranteed to raise staff morale…

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