Most of you have probably seen emails from Paula labeled 'FISH'. Those of you that have been here awhile know exactly what this means. If you are new, you are probably scratching your head with confusion when one of these emails show up in your inbox.
We have created this blog titled 'FISH Tales'. This blog will be a space used as an employee information and interaction page. I like to think of it as a cyber break room. You will find training tips, policy changes, important reminders, inspirational stories and quotes, and whatever else pops into our heads at the moment. Basically, a little bit of everything.
I thought the best topic for the first official 'FISH Tale' would be an explanation of what FISH is all about....
What is The FISH! Philosophy?
The FISH! Philosophy includes four simple, interconnected practices:
Be There: When people need you, they need all of you. Setting aside distractions and judgments to be fully present is a sign of respect. It improves communication and strengthens relationships.
Play: You can be serious about your work without taking yourself so seriously. Play is a mindset more than a specific activity. It allows you to throw yourself with enthusiasm and creativity into whatever you are doing, in a way that is natural, not forced. "Playing” with ideas helps you find solutions to everyday challenges.
Make Their Day: Simple gestures of thoughtfulness, thanks and recognition make people feel appreciated and valued. When you make someone else feel good, you feel good too.
Choose Your Attitude: To actually choose how you respond to life, not just react, you must be intentional. When you get up, decide who you want to "be" today. Moment-to-moment awareness is key. Ask yourself throughout the day, "What is my attitude right now? Is it helping the people who depend on me? Is it helping me to be most effective?"
Through The FISH! Philosophy, we build stronger relationships with the team members we work with, the customers we serve and the people we love.