Monthly Archives: April 2015
Words can be very powerful. Sometimes they can be beautiful.
So, this week we’re going to give you some words to contemplate and present them in a way we hope you will find beautiful.
I got to thinking about the word, “common” and I thought of the number of words that share roots with the word “common”. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the English word “common” is derived from the Latin noun “communis”, which means “public, democratic, of or for the community.”
There also is a Latin verb, “communire”, which means “to fortify, entrench, barricade, strengthen, secure, or reinforce.” What I see in this word is the notion that together we are more than the sum of us as individuals.
A community requires commitment from its members to thrive. Communication helps us work together effectively. Commerce is the engine that enables the members of the community to gain wealth. In the church, communion is a ritual to celebrate a shared system of beliefs.
For the most part, words that start with the root, “comm..” have positive associations, so we thought we’d share a few of these with you and hope it helps transform your outlook into a more positive one.
And feel free to share your favorite “comm..” word via comments.
One issue we hear discussed in the media is how different generations behave with each other in the workplace.
Mostly, what I’ve read has focused on the negative reactions the generations have towards each other.
I thought that, as opposed to citing scholarly studies, I’d try to go as directly as possible to the source, and so I tried researching in Twitter what was being said by real people in real time about their older co-workers.
I expected to find many negative comments but, instead, found something very different.
So, here below, are 12 real tweets by real people in their own words (and in 140 characters or less) about their older co-workers:
I love just having older co workers because they give me the best advice about anything
My older co-workers really preached to me tonight, but definitely put things into perspective.
I love da fact everybody older than me , co-workers , managers an some strangers see my potential an tell me how bright of a future I have
My first meeting of the day is helping one of my older co-workers set up a Facebook page to communicate w/ our intern alumni!
Just showed one of my older and non US-born co-workers how to use amazon. I forget sometimes that this stuff is kinda new.
I hate when my co-workers talk crap about my other older co-worker. It makes me sick but I can’t say anything..
I love having older co-workers , they tell you how they got through tough times without sounding holier than thou
How do we preserve the info of our older co-workers before they retire & that info is lost?
So grateful for the wisdom of my older co-workers. They really know how to put things in perspective.
I love conversing with my co workers because they are a lot older then me and their outlook on the world seriously fascinates me
One of the most humbling/flattering things: older former co-workers asking to use you as a reference. Respect speaks volumes.
@oneNovaScotia “There’s an opportunity for ‘reverse-mentoring’ that transfers technical know-how to older employees within an organization.”