If only every organization could bring in a new member every few weeks.
The energy and enthusiasm brought by a new hire, early in his or her career, who’s just happy to be there and excited to contribute, could power a small city. “Eat this brick,” you could say, and the new hire would go NOM NOM NOM and wipe off the brick crumbs and say, “What else you got?” Those people are ready to take on the world and prove themselves.
Better yet, it gives a boost to the rest of the organization. It reminds everyone why they’re there in the first place. “Right! If I’m doing it right, this is supposed to be fun — or at least, fulfilling.” As all of us slowly get lost in the mundane, in the ever-growing task list, in the race to the end of the day, the end of the week, the end of the quarter… we don’t always remember to poke our heads up and say, why are we here? Seeing someone define that during that first day, that first week, that first month, serves to help all of us renew our purpose as well.