Here’s one way to get more employees to take the stairs! Share this list of the wildest elevator behaviors ever witnessed by people in their office.
A new CareerBuilder survey captured some of the craziest stories employees have of things they’ve seen in their office elevators.
They’re worth passing along for a good chuckle … and might even open the door to address a more serious issue.
Take a look at some of the strange elevator sightings reported by real folks. It’s enough to make you wish your office was all on one floor:
- “Pantsing” a co-worker
- Changing a baby’s diaper
- Flossing teeth
- Clipping fingernails
- Fist fighting
- Showing someone a rash and asking for a diagnosis
- Moving the entire contents of a co-worker’s office into the elevator, including the desk
- A woman with her arms full of papers using her head to keep the doors from closing on her.
More common – and annoying – behaviors, too
Of course, those were the most outrageous instances. But CareerBuilder also took a look at the more common “offenses” that transpire on elevators every day in corporate America.
The biggest? Talking on a cell phone, said 35%. Not far behind was standing too close to someone else when there was plenty of room in the elevator, irking 32% of folks.
And whether or not your building has an elevator – or even a second floor – you can use this light-hearted survey to raise some more serious issues.
The cell phone and personal space issues are the types of things your Finance supervisors and staffers face every day with their co-workers.
So how should they handle it? How would they handle it? You might think about using the CareerBuilder survey as a springboard to get your own people to raise any uncomfortable issues they might be having.
That way you can open it up to some brainstorming. Staffers may have ideas that can help each other with some tricky interpersonal issues that eat into time and productivity.
Have a wild elevator sighting of your own? Share it here.