Would you mind getting your hands dirty to help load dirty dishes and cups into the office dishwasher even if it’s not your job to do so?
Most large organisations would have at least one dishwasher in their offices. If you see dishes pilled up in the kitchen waiting to be loaded into the dishwasher, what would you do? Would you lend a helping hand and just do it or would you walk away and let somebody else deal with the mess?
This is something that Australian company OFX wants to know when they hire a new recruit. One of the interview questions the company likes to ask is: “How do you feel about loading a dishwasher?”
The company has grown rapidly over the past 18 months. It started out as a garage-based start-up and is now an ASX-listed company. But OFX doesn’t want to lose its start-up roots and can-do culture.
Here’s what OFX head of people and culture had to say about the interview question:
“No matter how large we grow, we want to find employees that understand that sometimes, you just have to roll up your sleeves and do the dirty jobs to keep the business moving forward.”
How would you answer this question? Let us know in the comments.