This week, as addressed by most of the bloggers, was marked by many different midterms and presentations. Our group gave our presentation for the Organizational Behavior class on the company Build-A-Bear Workshop. (BBW) BBW has an interesting view on the way their company works. Maxine Clark, the founder and CEO, is known publicly as the Chief Executive Bear. One of their motto’s is “it is never too late to have a happy childhood.” I thought this was an interesting motto to live by and something everyone should think about.
It is something that can easily be forgotten here, in the midst of work and readings, however this weekend we were able to take time to have fun and live a “happy childhood”. On Friday, all the first year students took part in a community service day. I was excited for it, but also wishing I just had Friday to work on work for the next week. But when I got to the humane society and played with the dogs all afternoon, I realized that was just what we needed! (I also realized that I want to take home Hairy- the cutest little pup! )
Everyone needs to take a break and have a little bit of fun. Sometimes I feel guilty for taking time to just relax and have fun, because there is always something I could be doing…internship search…cough cough… but taking the day off allowed me to keep a good perspective and have fun with other classmates. Later that weekend, pretty much the whole class realized they wanted to relive a happy childhood and dressed up for our Halloween party. It could not have come at a better time.
It was great to see everyone in a relaxed environment, all showing off their different original costume ideas- one of my favorites was a friend who dressed up like a “Harvard Business School Case Study.” It just showed that while we are all working hard, and trying to be successful – it is never too late to have a childhood. I think that Maxine Clark got it right.