AUTHOR:
Reynolds Careers

DATE:
December 10, 2018

CATEGORIES:
Company Culture,
Success from the Start

READING TIME:
2 minutes

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3 Workplace Lessons from Home Alone

AUTHOR:
Reynolds Careers

DATE:
December 10, 2018

CATEGORIES:
Company Culture,
Success from the Start

READING TIME:
2 minutes

Every Christmas season, people around the world partake in traditions to help them embrace the spirit of the holidays. Some people go for carriage rides, some decorate their tree with ornaments collected over a lifetime, and others prefer to sing carols to welcome the holiday.

As networks have dedicated month-long programming to Christmas, watching classic holiday movies like Elf or A Christmas Story has become one of the most popular ways to prepare for the December festivities. Like these films, Home Alone has become a December favorite, but you may not have noticed all of Kevin McAllister’s subtle tips about the working world.

Check out a few of the most important insights Kevin had to offer:

1. Self-care is a must!

soap

Whether it’s taking a spa day, finding a sports league to join after hours, or washing every body part with actual soap like Kevin, finding ways to balance work and the other important parts of your life will keep you happy and motivated!

2. Be a problem-solver!

Plan

Just forget for a second that Kevin McAllister is an eight year old with the mind of a seasoned military strategist. Not everyone gets blessed with his intuition and sheer creativity, but in the workplace, it’s crucial everyone has the capacity to work through dilemmas. Kevin could have cowered at his problem, but instead created a plan of action.

Problems and dilemmas will come up every day at work. It’s your job to manage them and find solutions.

3. Utilize your resources!

HOME ALONE, Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Roberts Blossom, 1990, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film corp.

Even Kevin the kid-genius ran into problems he couldn’t solve by himself. Your coworkers, especially when you’re new to the office, can be a great source of information while you’re working on projects or if you need something clarified. Just make sure they don’t start hitting people in the office with a shovel.


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