Connecting with Colleagues Paves the Way for Success
Most dedicated employees work hard not only on their deliverables, but also on how they are perceived by management and their peers. Though there may be interest in cultivating friendships with coworkers, but the concern is always blurring the line between trusted confidante and the consummate professional. The prevailing view was to always err on the reserved side for a smoother working relationship. We are now seeing a departure from this perspective, in favor of a more open and "sleeves rolled up" approach to connecting with colleagues. The idea is to break down the divide between your "at home" and "at work" selves in order to promote growth and greater success in business.
Learn the strategies needed to cultivate productive AND fun business relationships, without compromising your professional brand.
In addition to the Friday Happiness Post and Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time. Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.