Lessons From St. Patrick


By Jennifer Jacobus, PHRca, SDEA Director of HR Services  

It’s that time of year again – St. Patrick’s Day is upon us! While many people associate this holiday with green beer and leprechauns, there are actually some important lessons that can be applied to the workplace.

First of all, St. Patrick’s Day is all about luck. And let’s face it, sometimes in the workplace, luck plays a big role. Maybe you get assigned a great project or your boss decides to give you a raise – it’s all about being in the right place at the right time. So if you’re feeling lucky, make sure to take advantage of it!

Another lesson we can learn from St. Patrick’s Day is the importance of teamwork. Just like a group of leprechauns working together to find their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, it’s important for coworkers to collaborate and support each other in order to achieve their goals. So next time you’re working on a project, remember that you’re all in it together.

Of course, no discussion of St. Patrick’s Day in the workplace would be complete without mentioning the infamous “St. Patrick’s Day hangover.” While it’s tempting to celebrate with a few too many pints of Guinness, it’s important to remember that you still have to show up to work the next day. So if you do indulge, make sure to drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest.

And finally, let’s not forget about the power of green. In the spirit of the holiday, why not try wearing something green to work? It’s a simple way to show your festive spirit and can help boost morale among your coworkers.

So there you have it – St. Patrick’s Day and the workplace. Who knew that a holiday typically associated with partying and parades could teach us so much about being successful at work? Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to find my own pot of gold (or at least a pot of coffee to help me make it through the day). Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

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