Sunday, January 04, 2009

With Moderate Enthusiasm

Tomorrow, I'll have to go back to the coal face. I'm not very enthusiastic about this. No, it's not just the usual end of of holiday affective disorder. I've made the mistake to read three work-related and really inspiring books:



Try to imaging to work for a company that creates products and services, which your clients are eager to use on a daily basis and which create value in their lives or for their organisation. Products, which are easy and intuitively to use. Products, which hardly fail and if they do, it doesn't matter because they are fixed in no time even by somebody who's fingers are all thumbs. Imaging that for your clients, it actually matters that your company exists.

Well, I don't think I will see this. Starting tomorrow, I will have to deal again with a organisation that is only concerned with his own interests and does not waste a single thought on how our products or processes could be improved to actually serve our clients.

I haven't worked a minute this year and I'm already dead ripe for a new job. Any ideas, where I should move to?

Added Later
Status Check for 2009: Is Your Job Safe?

13 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

Canada perhaps?... But..You wouldn't want Tono to move away from his incredible job though!

Ms Mac said...

Oh, I've got something for you to read which is far more interesting. Mr Mac will deliver it to you as soon as poss!

gomad.ch said...

There is also a book waiting on his desk!

Anonymous said...

I need those books to, becoming a inspiring bagel baker!

Tigresa

gomad.ch said...

Oh Tigrea, I had a Talk with Asterixe and thought a lot about your shop during the holydays. How about starting with: "What annoys you most when you try to buy a snack or lunch?"

Anonymous said...

Well, all thoughts welcome! At the moment I am casting sweets and the interieur....

gomad.ch said...

How about, every bagel filling has its own legend like story...

Anonymous said...

We campaigners call that Storytelling, I like it a lot :)

gomad.ch said...

You can also let design the fillings to a story or sensation, e.g. by Patrick Zbinden

gomad.ch said...

Not Guilty, a fast food shop here in Oerlikon, has a compelling CD and does nice story telling.

gomad.ch said...

I don't know if the "go local" trend is already completely squeezed out. If not, you could have the ingredients from selected (juicy) farmers, which are shown in your shop on huge posters (you know a good photographer ;)

Anonymous said...

The go local-trend is may be squeezed out, but not the back-o-the-roots-enjoy-homemade-quality-food. Check out www.fragole.ch She completely took off with her little manufacture.
I am planning on homemade sweets such as very rich cakes, cupkakes and tartes which will come from local grannies or hopefully myself, should we find a suitable kitchen then.

gomad.ch said...

Then you have to learn about Margrit Bühlmann, La Grande Dame du Gugelhopf