May 22, 2006

News & Opinion: For New Hires: Sink or Swim Week 3

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:18 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Due to the overwhelming response to this blog we are going to divert from our initial path of outlining the key steps and pointers from the Sink or Swim. We wrote Sink or Swim to give every new employee a methodology to take ownership of their success. It is the most comprehensive package for new employees. If you agree or disagree please let us know.
Its been an interesting experience putting out there a body of work that is subject to, praise, critique, and even attack. All has happened over the last few weeks. To those who have never exposed their ideas, art, or other creation to the public, you owe it to yourself to do so as it is a great learning experience.
In the meantime we are curious to throw out into the digital void some questions that we hope will stimulate thought and maybe, just maybe, a response.
Question 1: Is employee loyalty an irrelevant in todays workplace?
Question 2: Are you aware of what you contribute to your job?
Question 3: Minus cash, what do you need to feel engaged and motivated to perform your best at work?
Thank you for your thoughts.
The Sink or Swim Crew.
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About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.