“A colleague is a person with whom one works in a profession or business.”
Quiet often, a colleague is someone with whom we interact on a daily basis. We spend loads of time with them, sometimes even more than we spend with our friends and family… And yet, we don’t always acknowledge the importance of really connecting with them.
Caring about your colleagues’ well-being goes a long way in forming that human connection that we all long for. It’s difficult having things going on in your personal life that can impact your productivity, that you cannot share at work. Taking the time to talk to your colleagues about their lives outside work can have a big impact to the way you collaborate.
Have you spent any time this past week to learn about your colleagues? If not, try to make some time to ask them what’s going on in their lives.