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WORKFORCE EFFORTS – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: all Christians are expected to witness
SCRIPTURE: 1 Chron.16:9; Ps.71:14-18; Matt.28:19-20;
. 2 Tim.2:11-4:5; Heb.13:1-22
Style: allegory/conversation: business managers
. organize and discuss how marketing their
. company is everyone’s job, but then
. expect only the administrative assistant
. and the janitor to do all the real work
Cast: MANAGERS 1-2, WORKER, ADMIN., JANITOR
. (NOTE: to make the message more poignant
. that sometimes we expect a few to do a lot,
. you can have more managers. And you can
. choose to split up those lines or not.)
Set & Props: table, chairs, papers, laptops,
. notebook, pen, broom
(MANAGERS 1 to 2 gather around the table.)
M. 1 Are we ready to implement our new strategy?
M. 2 I’m fairly confident that this plan will work.
M. 1 Let’s call in (WORKER’S NAME).
M. 1 Oh, there you are. We were just going
. to call on you.
W. Good timing? Look, we’re friends, right?
. And you know what I’m capable of doing.
. I know how it all works, and I’ve proven myself,
. haven’t I? I’ve paid my dues, and I know
. that I’m ready to join all of you up here
. in the big leagues. I deserve this break!
M. 2 You know, you’re right.
W. So you’re going to promote me?
M. 2 Yes! Welcome to the board of directors.
W. Thanks! (shakes hands with MANAGERS 1 to 2)
. Okay, so what do we have going so far?
M. 2 Well, we’re ready to implement our
. next strategy.
M. 1 Call in – ah – who do we have that’s available?
M. 1 (looks out and calls) Margie! Could you
. please join us?
(A young ADMIN. enters with notebook and pen.
Sitting down, she gets ready to take notes.)
M. 1 We are ready to implement our next strategy.
. As you all know, we are all responsible
. in getting the word out. We must present
. a unified front in our approach and efforts.
. And statistics show that word-of-mouth
. is the best method of marketing.
M. 2 I have prepared graphs and charts to illustrate
. the benefits of the strategy “word-of-mouth”
. versus just “owning the products and services.”
. One can clearly see the success rate of how
. a company’s reputation can be marketed
. at a much faster rate. So Margie- YOU-
. will be responsible for getting the word out.
ADMIN. But... all on my own? I – I thought –
. this was a unified effort?
M. 1 It is. We are all unified and in agreement
. that this will be our strategy.
ADMIN. But – I’m very busy with running the office-
M. 2 Nonsense. I’m sure you will do an awesome job.
. You always do.
ADMIN. I’m a little – scared – about doing this.
. Especially if I’m all alone. I – I really
. don’t feel very prepared or equipped for this-
W. We’re all here to back you up. 3
M. 2 And as you can see from this spreadsheet
. that we’ve prepared, WE can see that
. you should be available between these hours,
. and these hours over here. You just
. need to make very sure this time counts.
. It’s that easy.
(JANITOR enters in the background and moves across stage
while sweeping the floor. WORKER sees JANITOR and
waves him in.)
W. There’s Max. He only cleans the building.
. I’m sure he can take on more.
(JANITOR approaches, unsure of what to do.)
M. 2 (to WORKER) You’re a great recruiter.
. So glad we brought you on board.
M. 1 Sit down-sit down. Join us in our efforts
. to market our company.
(JANITOR sits down while clutching his broom.)
JANITOR I- I don’t know that much about marketing.
M. 1 Do you ever brag about working for this company?
JANITOR Sssure. It’s a great company to work for.
. I mean, the big boss is great.
M. 1 Exactly! That’s all we really need you to do-
. tell people about how great the big boss is.
. And more importantly, how great this company is.
JANITOR But, what if they ask more questions?
M. 1 What do you mean?
JANITOR Well, they might have questions about
. the services available, or, or the products.
. I don’t know much about that.
M. 2 All we ask is that you let people know about
. the company, and bring them to us.
W. It really isn’t that difficult. In fact,
. I can give you a few lines to use
. that have worked for me in the past.
ADMIN. In the past?
W. Yes. I’m working with the board now.
. I’ll be way too busy.
ADMIN. But you all don’t talk to people? Like,
. you never talk to people outside the company?
M. 1 Look, we’re the experts, here. We’re very busy
. figuring out all the angles about how to get
. the best results, so we will let you know
. what is expected. And we’ll keep training you
. along the way.
JANITOR If you’re the experts-
M. 2 You really shouldn’t offend us by asking
. these sorts of questions. WE know things
. from years of experience, so we don’t
. expect you to understand everything.
. You just need to trust and respect us.
M. 1 Now – go out there and sell. Sell-sell-sell!
(JANITOR and ADMIN. get up nervously as they are shooed
out the “door” by everyone else. MANAGERS and WORKER
exit in the other direction while speaking.)
M. 1 Let’s just hope they can deliver.
W. Just don’t put TOO much pressure on them.
M. 2 Well then, meanwhile, let’s start looking at
. alternative strategies for the next time.