How long has it been since you played Simon Says?
Do you remember how?
It's a game about waiting on permission to follow often barked orders. People fall into the habit of doing what someone else tells them to do, and when they forget to ask permission, they're out of the game!
It's a lousy game to play.
Ostensibly it teaches good manners, but that habit of asking permission to act or execute a move doesn't promote success or profitability in the workplace.
It doesn't promote that oft quoted boast: "I'm pro-active."
Like other buzz word phrases the claim to be pro-active is not the same stance as taking charge of learning what you need to know and doing it whether anyone tells you it's okay or not.
In the workplace, people are often divided, rather casually, into different groups: passive or (pro) active, perfectionists and people who are not perfectionists, and the go-to people and the ones you can't find when you need to go to someone.
People who are still playing Simon Says at work fit that latter category. They are often invisible, polite, well-meaning people who are waiting on other people to tell them to become pro-active.
Today's lesson is simply that: Do you think you are a pro-active person? Prove it.
Answer the logic question in the preceding entry about how to choose the right music to play in the workplace.
If you are waiting for someone else to post an answer first before you commit yourself, think again:
working isn't playing, and most likely the only people playing Simon Says will be the ones who make less money.