I received an e-mail from a long-time reader, a cubicle warrior, and she was at her wit’s end, wondering what to do next. She prints and posts some of my inspirational quotes around the office to inspire and motivate her co-workers. But nothing seems to be working. She asked if I might have an idea of what to say if they still don’t get the idea. I replied back that you can really only motivate the willing, for the truly clueless you need another tool; Sarcasm.
And if these don’t work, post the following around your cubicle, and every few minutes laugh and cackle a bit, and mutter a few words under your breath, while rubbing your hands together. This won’t motivate the unwilling, but it goes a long way towards getting them to leave you alone.
Sometimes, all you need to motivate someone is a kind word, and a pat on the back. Sometimes it takes a sledge hammer to the face. I hope these helped.