Today is Taco Tuesday in the office. Sarah and Sean are bringing the goods and we’re going to eat well for lunch. Since my normal lunch fare is fully processed and vacuum sealed, this is a big step up!
Being Taco Tuesday, of course I think of The Lego Movie and President Business scheming to take over the world using the Kragle. The movie, which is entertaining because of/in spite of the heavy handed political overtones, is ultimately a paean to both individualism and the power of voluntary collective action. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s worth the 90 minutes.
As we get closer to Thanksgiving, we’re each encouraged to express gratitude. Personally, I’m thankful that workplaces like Medallion Bank exist because, among other strengths, they value both individualism and voluntary collective action. Medallion’s focus on work-life balance reinforces that our lives are centered outside of the office and that’s where we fully develop as individuals. The high expectations we have at work, combined with a team orientation, ensure high performance via voluntary collective action. Without these areas of focus, I don’t think we’d be as successful as we are. The management team at Medallion Bank has struck a balance that allows a great work environment to develop and thrive, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
Today I’ll eat the first of many meals this season for which I’m thankful. In a few hours I’ll be stuffed to the gills with at least one more taco than I should have eaten, but grateful for the gastro-intestinal discomfort courtesy of Sarah and Sean. Hopefully you work somewhere that allows you the chance to enjoy events like this. If so, please tell us in the comments about your equivalents to Taco Tuesday.