My eating habits are a giveaway that I’ve returned for another semester of classes at SU. The contents of my minivan tell part of the story…Mc (killing-me-one-dollar-at-a-time) Donald’s wrappers, Starbucks cups, and empty Diet Pepsi bottles litter the floor. I’m a messy, over-caffeinated student.
There’s also the debris associated with being a messy Mom – various mismatched kids socks, miscellaneous sports equipment (some out of season), water bottles, junk mail, half-empty sports drinks, school papers, receipts, DVDs, and cords galore. As you can imagine I’m in the running for the “Not Mother of the Year” award.
My home office is in a similar state. The five of us that make up the Clarey family are set up temporarily in a rental house while we wait to close on our new house after selling our prior home over a month ago. Chaos! And look at that wallpaper (photo below)!
What does this have to do with corporate training? I’m so glad you asked!
Look around your desk. Chaos? Can you relate? Are you a messy learning professional? If so, I salute your discarded binders, old books, dusty magnets, coffee & soda cups, half-finished courses, and other signs of chaos. Share your messy self! Send me a photo and/or inventory. The best mess gets some Brandon Hall Research swag. That, and my sincere gratitude for making me feel like less of a slob.