When a tag is funny
Today is National interns day. Let’s think about what it means. Interns are the people we were at the beginning of our career. We were looking for new experiences, but also we were looking to build a way to have our independence in a society that requires it. If you can remember these days, we were even ready to work for free as long as we were doing something interesting and that would give us some real work experience. But the reality was that too often we were offered to do low skills job and most of the time unpaid job. We were doing that dirty job, consequences of the bad management and work organization.
Now that we are in a position to accept interns in our professional environment, does it mean that we need to act the same way people did with us years ago? I don’t think so because as their first employers, interns will always remember where they had their internship and will be grateful toward us giving them the chance to try and explore their newly-acquired knowledge and skills. Or they may remember our bad practices.
A popular word we often hear these days is innovation. Where does it come from? Most organizations looking for it are searching inside their walls and struggle trying to make it happen or create it amongst their troops. The problem is that as people get used to interacting together, they slowly lose this capacity to innovate. Interns are a pretty good way to let innovation enter your organization at the very place you wanted it to happen, the floor level. So next time you hear about an internship program in your organization, before deleting the communication, think twice. Maybe it is your only opportunity to make your innovation happen.
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Last Updated on November 15, 2019 by Coach Danny