A couple of years ago, they started the “360 feedback” process at work. I’m a fan of it if people use it correctly, but I don’t want to wait until the end of the year to get zapped for something I might have done so long ago, and can’t remember anything about it. Good or bad, tell me now, let’s not wait and word-craft.
This year, they decided to scrap that plan and do “necessary notes”. Write a note, good or constructively opportunistic, to the people you work with. I like that plan. It still takes a lot of time, but it accomplishes the same things, without the anonymous jabs.
I decided to do this, but do it differently by using repurposed books and objects. The books contained the notes and each had a bookmark made from string, my recycled info cards and random objects found in my garage.
I thought about making a trashogram from the bookmarks, as most of these items are things I’ve found, gotten for free or found at the thrift store. Continue reading