Working Conversations Episode 9:
When Little Things Become Big Things
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” - Benjamin Franklin
I couldn’t agree more!
Life at work is funny and odd and quirky sometimes, isn’t it?
Sometimes people make a big deal out of things the rest of us never even notice. We are humans and so are the people we work with.
And we humans are unpredictable, inconsistent, and idiosyncratic.
Our behavior does not always follow predictable patterns. Sometimes, even the people who command the most respect and have excellent reputations behave in ways that are puzzling and confusing.
In this episode, we’re talking about that exact phenomenon. I’ll share the story of Dr. Kimball, a talented surgeon, who was last on the email distribution list when Anne, the office manager, sent an email. Every. Time. And it bugged him. So much so, that he was REALLY upset about it.
Sometimes people make a big deal out of things the rest of us never notice. But it matters.
In this episode, I tackled Anne’s situation, unraveling the journey of how little things become big things and what to do about it.
So, listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. After you listened to this podcast, remember to pay some extra attention to the little things.