Last night we had a small event for our team leaders and employees participating in our mentor program. We went out to an informal dinner and then to my house to get a lesson in the making of lemon-cello. It was a very fun evening and a good opportunity to remember how important it is to like the people you work with.
Our company has been selected as one of the best places to work in Washington State in four of the past five years. One of the main reasons we achieve that honor is that we just like being in the same room. Sure it is important to enjoy what you do, and I submit it is just as important to enjoy who you do it with.
Life is too short, and we live a great deal of it at work. I feel very fortunate to spend that time working with people that I like.