When you have a good idea, there's an easy way to make it better. Put it out there. Let other people add to it -- you'll be amazed at how your idea sparks others.
For example, the temperature in KC is hovering around 192 degrees with 5,000 percent humidity. I'm not exaggerating. Well, not much.
So, I posted an idea on Facebook yesterday: If kids get snow days, shouldn't adults get heat days? Let's call off work. I thought it was a great idea. You know what happened? I got better back.
Jo said: I once sent the entire office home at 3 p.m. for a weather emergency. It was about 76 degrees and sunny in early February. Our HQ office had lots of snow days, and I figured we wouldn't get much work done anyway. I must say it bought me lots of good will, at least for a while!
Randy had a similar suggestion: I'd hold out for "perfect weather" days. Probably a Friday in late October for us here in Dallas.
I love that idea. So, for all the bosses on the CI team, here's the deal: The next time the weather is unexpectedly, unbelievably wonderful, give your team "perfect weather emergency" time off!