I was out all yesterday helping the medical clinic where my wife works move into a new facility. I am a wannebe geek so I moved their small computer network for them and installed a new computer for the owner. The interesting item I observed was the work ethic of the people involved.
I like to say that some times you just don’t need an assessment. I think moving may be one of those times. To be blunt, moving blows no matter how you look at it. It is disruptive, tiring, laborious and messy.
However, one thing you can clearly observe is the work ethic of a person. At one end of the spectrum, I observed people taking calls, scheduling appointments and selling products while they used moving boxes as their desk. At the other end, some people didn’t even show up. Needless to say, I was shocked.
No matter what the talent level of the employee, effort is the greater assessment.