Now if you take the time
time to get to know people, to ask how they are, to care, genuinely, that goes a long way to making a team behave like a team. It’s not just doing your job correctly, it’s everyone going in the same direction, it’s caring that someone has had something for breakfast, because that matters just as much as people handing in their timesheets in a timely manner. We are human and we forget this beautiful fact too often, losing the opportunity to get to know people. And it doesn’t have to be an intimate best-friend relationship. You don’t even need to be buddy buddies and go to lunch every day… but showing you care, that shall always go a long way into making it easier for a team to go the extra mile because when people care about you, you care back. You work harder. You go the extra 3 miles and not just the 1.
Every day is an opportunity to connect, to show that you’re more than merely a co-worker, that people can trust you beyond your job description and it all begins with a hello.