The Knopes in your office

by Jul 8, 2019

We all need a Leslie Knope in our lives. She’s warm, happy, and completely uplifting to her co-workers. Identifying the Leslie Knope in your office early on, means that you’re setting your office life up for happiness, support and all round good work vibes. Find out their characteristics below.

They’re Always Down for a Breakfast Meeting

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you can identify the Knope in your office because this person is always positive, even in the early hours of the morning. They’re gung-ho from the moment they wake up and they don’t mind sitting down with you for an early morning chat.

Lead from their example and always start the day with a good brekkie and some good office chats.

Leslie Knope eating waffles

They Empower the People Around Them

The Knopes of the office are very important people because they are constantly lifting their co-workers up instead of bringing them down. They know everybody’s strengths and they aren’t afraid to let everyone else know about them either.

leslie encouraging ann

Find the Knope early on so that when you’re feeling a little down and out, you’ve got someone who will pep you right back up.

The Knopes Know Where Their Head’s At

Leslie being honest

The office Knopes always stop and take stock of how they’re going. Do they need a break? Do they have the capacity to do the workload? Do they need a helping hand, or an extended lunch to wrap their head around it?

Whatever the answer they are always truthful with themselves, and they don’t shy away from it. Take note of Knope and make sure that you’re constantly checking in with yourself.

They Believe in Themselves

The office Knopes don’t only believe in you – they also believe in themselves. Their enthusiasm and confidence may come off as cocky and annoying in the beginning, but in the long run the whole office benefits from it.

Having a Knope in the office who doesn’t take no for an answer, and is always enthusiastic for new challenges, is a source of inspiration for anyone. After all, if a Knope can do it, so can you.

They Work Hard

Rising to all of the challenges makes Knopes hard workers. While they are always positive, and down for a fun breakfast meeting, they have their nose to the grind each and every day.

Working hard

The biggest difference between you and them is that their positive attitude doesn’t fade away when faced with hard work.

They Are All About Teamwork

It’s not a surprise that the most positive person, who builds perople up and brings their own confidence to the table, is all about teamwork. The Knopes of the office will always go above and beyond to make sure you’re part of the team, both professionally and socially.

They believe that a group effort is always betten than the singular, and they love getting the team together. Embrace the team spirit and you’ll find support in the Knopes of the world.

holding each other up

At the end of the day, if you can’t find a Knope in the ofice, it means that it’s probably you. Step up and bring some positivity into the environs!

Feature image courtesy of FanArt TV

By Clare Aston

By Clare Aston

Copywriting and content intern at UTS Careers

Clare Aston is the current copywriting and content producing intern for UTS Careers. She is studying her Masters of Creative Writing at UTS, as well as juggling other interning and writing opportunities.   

She thrives on literary discussions and is always on the hunt for new book recommendations. She has experience copywriting for both print and digital media and is interested in the way social media can be read as a narrative structure.

Clare is often to be found with her nose in a book and her head in the clouds.