Productivity Slumping? You Probably Need a Cute Overload!

Imagine this hypothetical exchange, between a worker — named Chris, let’s say — and his or her boss:

Boss: “Chris, I asked you to meet with me today because I’m concerned about your productivity.”

Chris: “I know, and I’m sorry. There’s been a lot going on, and I’ve been distracted. I’m probably not operating at 100%.”

Boss: “Well, it’s beginning to affect your team and your deadlines.”

Chris: “I realize that; I’m really going to try to be better.”

Boss: “Chris, the bottom line is, I think we need to be a little more proactive and transparent about this, and look for how we might leverage some best practice low-hanging fruit to empower you to address this. You know, a sea change of a paradigm shift.”

Chris: “…I don’t know what you just said there, but yes, I’m on board.”

Boss: “Chris, the hard truth is that, I’m going to need you to spend more time looking at pictures of adorable kittens and puppies on the internet.” Continue reading “Productivity Slumping? You Probably Need a Cute Overload!”