Friendship in Business

Often we create and nurture relationships at work that become friendships. As a consultant, I often see people come and people go. Sometimes you think a friendship can last beyond a project. Most of the time it doesn’t.

I wonder why that happens. The easy excuses include….

I just don’t have time

My life is just too hectic right now

There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day

Keeping in touch is an important part of staying in business. Staying connected, even if it’s on a less frequent basis, means you will hear about new opportunities from people inside the company. Sometimes those networks of people help you find new jobs.

After all, there’s truth in the old saying:

It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.

Today’s Choice: Find a way to re-connect with former colleagues. Plan a get together event or schedule a lunch. You’ll enjoy the camaraderie of past friendships – swap some old stories, re-tell the funny jokes, and laugh. Lead by example and make it happen!

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