Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Corporate Wet Spot

The Corporate Wet Spot
by Nick Ashton, CEO/CTO, CommSmart Global Group of Companies

There are things in our lives that seem to have to be avoided at all costs.  

Wet Spots seems to be one of them.  What is a Wet Spot to you?  Just two simple words that have an air connected to them.  

There are words that garner a giggle when mentioned and in some cases a hand is placed in front of one's mouth as you are giggling, blush with embarrassment and trying to pretend it is not you that is laughing.

Balls is another example.  No matter how you say, it always remits back to testicles.  Football, golf ball, deflate-gate, you get the picture.  Children, when they learn a word and it's many meanings, all revert to the most obscene or obnoxious street meaning. Remember when you found out about the F-word!

I, as a very young child, maybe five or six years old, came home from kindergarten and proceeded to us the F-word to my Grandmother, who told me my Grandfather would not be happy in me using that expression.  I had no earthly idea of what it meant.  It was just that day it was the word that everyone was using and giggling about.  Innocent banter, which in turn was offending adults, only as they giggled on what a group of children using the word for. After all, it is a verb is it not?

Back to the Wet Spot!  If whilst eating you drop some food or liquid on your shirt, tie or blouse and then wipe it away with a damp napkin, it leaves what?  

A Wet Spot.

While working out at the gym, jogging or is just a hot day, you sweat and leave a Wet Spot

The majority of you still haven't got out of your head what the first thought of a Wet Spot is to you and are now smiling on how I am going to turn that thought into a Corporate Wet Spot!

Firstly how did I consider using the title and where the heck did it come from? 

It was with a Mail Carrier who was talking about the perks of the job of delivering the US Mail that stated it had some great perks and then not so good perks.  I asked what were the down sided to the job and this is what I learned. 

She was delivering mail and needed a signature for a piece of mail and the recipient was mowing his yard on a riding mower. As he stopped and dismounted, she could hardly not notice he was wearing a very brief speedo. Being a woman, she peeked and the first thing she noticed of his "package", was a wet spot. 

She has not been the same since!

That got me thinking, what was it that the man had? Was it an incontinence issue? Was it some sort of pre-flow? Did he innocently spill something in that spot. Really doesn't matter, it is always the first thing that comes into our head and you know exactly what the Mail Carrier was thinking!

Wet Spots are mentally connected to sexual activity and it is always after the fact that no one wants to roll or lay on the proverbial Wet Spot

Think for a moment, why is it there and what is it the result of?  Pleasure, satisfaction, a conclusion if you wish.  We should be smiling, embracing, although I do think we need to go that far of this climatic residue!

Let us look at the Wet Spot as a satisfactory result in corporate terms.  We are looking for success, praise and satisfaction.  Results do not need to be giggled at or about, they a culmination of efforts.  Fulfillment if you wish.

Sure, if left unattended to, they can stain and be left as evidence, ask Bill Clinton about the "Blue Dress", or even Hillary!

Marks are not notches on a gun belt of how many "kills" you have accomplished. Corporate marks should be an achievement and worn proudly, like a badge of honor. There you go again, giggling and finishing the thought before I do...

The question is simple, How are your Corporate Wet Spots or examples of satisfaction?

Just a thought...

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