Here is a true example of “it’s the little things that matter.”
To truly understand the genesis of this idea, you have to first understand the large and well-used soapbox we have in our office. On any given day one to seven people can be found standing on it spouting their opinion about a current topic of imagined interest. One day I was having a discussion with Mary K about how you really can dry your hands with one paper towel. She is a great believer in this concept and so am I – drilling it into my kids in all public restrooms we visit. So why not at work? We both realized we take two towels at work just out of habit. This deserved not only stepping on the soapbox and shouting at the top of my voice, but also a sign. Oooo, my favorite!
So, I made it an office-wide challenge for May. A sign went into the men’s and women’s facilities on the paper towel holder. I am happy to report (from the women’s side at least) that I have seen many very wet “one-sies” in the trash lately. Good job team!