The 2005 TV show ‘The Office’ was famous for its dry and witty (and hilariously awkward) humor. The “exciting” day-to-day routine at the paper company business taught us many things about friendships, love, pranks and the ludicrosity of the workplace.
First and foremost, the show gave us an in-depth look at the ridiculous and nonsensical management style of Michael Scott and the shenanigans of his employees. You’ll find it hard not to laugh — and relate — to these 10 too-true staffing and scheduling memes from ‘The Office’:
#1 When you’re frantically looking for staff to fill scheduling gaps. ASAP as possible!
#2 Calculating your first P&L report be like —
#3 Your staff are only as good as you make them to be.
Show your staff that you value them. Make it easy for them to communicate with managers, make sure they get paid on time — they’ll appreciate you for it.
#4 When everyone is complaining about their schedule, but no one is ready to exchange their shift.
#5 When you’re basically a boss, a manager, a recruiter, and an accountant all at once.
#6 Add variety and spice to your business.
“There are many reasons a man would wear a fake mustache to work. He’s a fan of the outrageous. He loves to surprise. He loves other things as well.”
Make your business environment dynamic by keeping your ideas original and making sure your staff can adapt to anything.
#7 When you wake up in the morning and you have a million texts, calls and emails, so you take a deep breath, and look in the mirror —
#8 When the shift ends at 5 pm and your staff realize it 5:01.
#9 When you just feel like — why even bother going through the whole process of finding, hiring, training more staff, when you can hire yourself?
We really did learn a lot from The Office and from Michael Scott, whether it was what to do or what not to do when it comes to managing your business and your employees.
He really is the World’s Best Boss.