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What You Can Learn from NBC’s The Office

Michael’s Mistake: When Michael takes everyone on a booze cruise to motivate the team, he tries to make a point by pretending the ship is about to sink. Pandemonium ensues. The Lesson: Whether the boat you’re referring to is real or just a metaphor for your company, motivational speeches should not put everyone around you in panic mode. Focus on something more positive.

Michael’s Mistake: When Michael takes everyone on a booze cruise to motivate the team, he tries to make a point by pretending the ship is about to sink. Pandemonium ensues.

The Lesson: Whether the boat you’re referring to is real or just a metaphor for your company, motivational speeches should not put everyone around you in panic mode. Focus on something more positive.

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