Happy Labor day everyone! Today we celebrate the worker by… getting the day off!! I hope everyone enjoys this time (if you are off today) with family and/or friends or maybe just hanging out by yourself!
In Organizational Development this would be the time for that transition time from the 3rd to 4th quarter sprint in which we would be analyzing data from special projects and tallying it for corporate consumption in order to gain approval for those projects in the following year.
As we stated before on the Fourth of July:
“Tomorrow is another day, another opportunity to come back and face all the issues that challenge us and our organization.”
Today is the day of the worker, the employee, and an established way to show appreciation to all the contributions given by workers on a daily basis. Something that is still forgotten by many organizations presently, however, we are lucky in The United States that the government was pushed to recognize the employee and create this holiday. Maybe from an Organization Development perspective, we can push organizations that we assist, maybe, to create a “Labor day” of their own, and take a day outside the regular calendar and organizational schedule to show their employees how much they are appreciated. Good idea?
Well, anyway from everyone at The Imperfect organization… Happy Labor day!
If you want to know more about the true meaning of Labor day where is a site (from the Department of Labor/US government) that explains it more: