Daily Minimum Requirements (Part 2)
At Schoppman Company, we believe in putting our core values into every day action.
That’s why we come to work every day with 20 minimum requirements that everyone is expected to uphold and apply. In this two-part series, we will look into what the requirements are and how you can apply them to your daily life.
Schoppman uses this list during the hiring process, and new hires must sign off on their understanding. Also, we discuss five items we need to improve on during our company-wide meetings.
11. Document Changes and Directives
“He who listens well takes notes.”
– Dante Alighieri
Staying organized is the key to efficiency. It’s inevitable that change happens, that everything won’t go according to the plan. That’s why it’s important to be able to adapt and keep track of changes to systematically complete a project.
12. Be responsible
“At the end of the day, you’re responsible for yourself and your actions and that’s all you can control.”
– Kevin Garnett
Being responsible is the sign of maturity and reliability. Being responsible means being aware of your actions and how they affect those around you. Be mindful of every word you say and action you commit.
13. Be a Problem Solver
“We can’t solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”
– Albert Einstein
Businesses need people who solve problems, and not create more of them. Whether the issue is big or small, everyone needs to be able to handle challenges in an effective, timely manner to reach goals.
14. Learn Each Day
“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci
This requirement may be on that is easily overlooked. In order to constantly improve, it is important to never stop learning, have an open mind, and seek out new information. Just because you graduate school doesn’t mean your finished learning, you will always need to learn more about your work or life in general. Learning is an everyday job.
15. Challenge yourself
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
– Robert F. Kennedy
This one goes with learning everyday. How do you know what your limits are if you never push to find out how far you can go. Not even making an attempt is worse the failing because you have a zero percent chance at success if you don’t try.
16. Be courteous to your co-workers
“The most respectful attitude you can offer somebody is your unconditional interests.”
– Rosalene Glickman, Ph.D
Sometimes it can be easy to forget, but co-workers are on the same team with the same goals. They all desire the same end result: future success of the company. Not to mention, they are all people and deserve to be treated with respect and kindness. Treat them the way you would want them to treat you. Take interest in how they are doing and help them in any ways you possibly can.
17. Stay Organized
“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
– A. A. Milne
Staying neat and organized can save you valuable time when it comes time to do something or find something. Getting organized will make you more productive and allow you to manage you time better. You can also reduce clutter and stress. Finally, you will present a better business image and be able to achieve you goals more easily.
18. Keep a Positive Attitude
“If you say you can or you can’t, then you are right either way.”
– Henry Ford
The power of positive thinking is unmatched by anything else. Negative thinking does not accomplish anything and sets limits on yourself. Many athletes use positive visualization, like picturing the basketball going through the hoop, as a powerful psychological tool. Thinking positively allows you to accomplish much more than being negative.
19. Be Tolerant of People’s Differences
“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
– Hellen Keller
In life, we all have to share space. In a business environment, everyone has to share a workplace. That’s why it is important everyone cooperates and can get along together. Tolerance is a vital part of co-existing. A co-worker might have an irritating habit, but you too probably have your own irritating habits and need to treat them with respect.
20. Take Care of your Health
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Take care of your body and mind lead to a more fulfilling life. This one can be as simple as making sure to eat breakfast to give yourself enough fuel to get your day off to a good start. Or it could be making sure you’re getting enough sleep each night to have enough energy for the next day. Taking care of yourself allows you to be more productive in all your endeavors.