So if I have only learned one thing from work and office politics...it is that relationships matter to results!
And not only that they matter, but that they matter the most.
Results are great and important; however if they come at the expense of relationships or it's a "burn the bridges" type deal--then the results are not just tainted, but perhaps will be doomed to fail anyway and all the more so.
The way we treat others is paramount to what we do.
G-d watches us--and He/She will judge us accordingly.
Every interaction with others is a test for us.
How do we speak to and act with another one of G-d's loving creations.
Treating people well does not need to come at the expense of results--rather it is the secret sauce to getting results.
This doesn't mean that you have to be liked or loved, but that you do the right thing and for the right reasons--great deeds come with truly best intentions.
Integrity is not just a word--it is a life principle!
When you treat people badly--how do you think that impacts the office and the ultimate mission?
Success is people and product.
And life has a funny way about it with karma being ever present.
(Source Photo: here with attribution to PoYang)