CoCo Reflections from Aaron Johnson:
- This Week’s CoCo: Think Hard
- Thinking hard is something that everyone can do. Thinking hard is an easy way to say, when solving a problem or creating something, think of everyone involved, everything involved, and also alternative ways to solve the problem. It is a tall task sometimes in my opinion but one that pays for itself. When thinking critically about work or life, it can be easy to take the quickest route. Even if the quickest route may be the hardest. The easier and more convenient choice can be the one made if you think hard about the problem first. It is about making a decision when all things have been considered. I had no Idea what to expect when switching to a full time position or even just a new workplace. The options seemed narrow and slim, but I got lucky and found a home for the past three years. I’ve come to realize in my time throughout SCC that anything is possible. After many different opportunities, Stone Creek has shown me that a business or anyone can be anything. It’s about the work that gets put in and the consideration that is taken into all accounts. Thinking hard can be anything from making ethical decisions like sourcing locally to supporting the community and local growth even if it is cheaper to buy from other big businesses. It can be making the decision to take care of things you care about rather than something to fill the time. Or simply it can be to find an easier way to do a task that helps yourself and those around you.
- Next Week’s CoCo: Clean the Corners
- To me, cleaning the corners has never been super easy. My mom would call me a walking tornado, leaving a trail of disaster everywhere I go. And honestly, she’s right. I tend to leave things behind or forget I’ve left something. Slowly through the years it has significantly improved. It has also started to change my day to day life. Cleaning the corners in a quite literal sense means to clean the small details. To put in that extra little bit of effort and scrub those corners and tuckaways that not everyone will likely notice. This is the detailed work that makes it one step easier the next time, allowing the next task to be completed with ease. It also has a different value for me in terms of paying attention to the details of my day to day life, inside and outside of work. Cleaning the corners outside of the literal sense to me means keeping up on the small details of day to day life. An example of this for myself, would be laundry. I always used to put it off, and put it off, eventually leaving me with no option other than to spend an entire day off doing laundry, so that I would have something to wear. But, after spending some time working on it, I found that doing it every once in a while, like once or twice a week, made the task 1. Less miserable 2. Less daunting, and 3. Way easier to do. Making the rest of life easier along the way.
- Think Hard: Our “Think Hard” Core Commitment Hero comes from the Bakery Team – Debby S! There is not a day in the bakery where she doesn’t have a game plan for her work, and even the work of the team. She finds ways to improve processes, even if something is running smoothly she always wants to make it better. She thinks through the best way to make something that is good and turn it into something remarkable.
- Clean the Corners: Our “Clean the Corners” Core Commitment Hero comes from the Factory Cafe – Lauren M! She always is working ahead and keeping the cafe stocked and organized. She is also a dusting wizard! Thank you, Lauren!
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