At my workplace we have something called Performance Goals. These goals are concocted by upper management and are different every year. One of the goals for my department this year was to watch several assigned online videos and write a 1 – 2 paragraph report on each subject. Here is my favorite submission.

“Image Counts-Presenting Yourself as the Face of Maricopa County”

Image is everything. People judge you by first impressions, and as the saying goes: “you only get one chance to make a first impression”. This powerpoint presentation outlined 5 area where we are Maricopa County’s “face”.
1. Respect = greet each client
2. Communication = speak clearly
3. Be responsible for your actions = do the right thing
4. Follow policies and procedures = know what they are
5. Grooming, dress and hygiene = practice it!

It is imperative to dress for the occasion, whether it is for the workplace, church or other social setting. What is acceptable in one venue may not be in another. For example: I would not come to work wearing the clothes I wear while working in my garden. Nor would I arrive at work with the garden dirt under my fingernails…not acceptable! I would’t come to work wearing a bathing suit (OK I would not go ANYWHERE wearing a bathing suit). Just a little humor for your reading pleasure. 

In my opinion; if you dress inappropriately, you will project a negative image to others, and quite possibly lose credibility with those you are entrusted to serve.

Hurray for casual Fridays!!

2 Response to "Goals"

  1. Susan says:
    May 21, 2010 at 5:34 AM

    Cute post. Thankful for retirement and I can be comfy in "whatever" around my house. But, being from the "old school" I do take great pleasure in seeing people dressing up. In my humble opinion our society has gotten a little bit to casual.

  2. Kathy says:
    May 21, 2010 at 7:57 AM

    You've listed 5 good points, Mary Lee. I'm kind of with Susan. There are times we forget that our presentation speaks of whether or not we understand honor: whether it be a position, a role, a title, or an occasion. Especially as Christians, we're to be sensitive to what the Lord says, and somehow I think He does care about what we put on our bodies from day to day. We are His temple, and His representation.

    So, what are you wearing Sunday??? (Grin to the widest smile possible!)