What would you do?


If you were an employee in the restaurant where this photo was taken and you saw this piece of paper, what would you do?Trash pic copyIf you were the manager of this restaurant and you saw this piece of paper, what would you do?

If you were the manager and you knew that one of your employees saw it and kicked it to it’s current location rather than picking it up, what would you do?

If you were the manager and knew that 7 of your employees (including another manager) walked past this piece of paper without picking it up, what would you do?

If you were the manager and knew that an employee had stared at this piece of paper for so long one would think he was trying to levitate it, but ultimately didn’t pick it up, what would you do?

Would you want to know why your employees were providing great service at the tables (which they were) but were not attending to this simple housekeeping task? I would, too.

What do you think? Why was this piece of paper sitting there for over an hour with no attempt to throw it away?  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Thanks for reading!

Matt

6 thoughts on “What would you do?

    • Patsy, do you mean you as an employee or just someone who saw a piece of trash that needed to be picked-up? I do think understanding why one person WOULD pick it up could help answer why another person might NOT pick it up.

  1. I would have picked it up and saved it to have a meeting with at the first opportune moment. And the attitude of ‘it’s not my job’ really does exist, even to the employee’s that are paid to pick it up! Hi Matt!

    • Hi Mary – hope you are doing well!!

      Thanks for the comment. Out of curiosity, how would you address this at the meeting? Certainly a wide spread problem in this example.
      Thanks!

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