So we recently took on a new function at work.
With that came a new group of employees.
Today, we had a wonderful breakfast as a meet and greet for everyone to get to know each other.
There was a tremendous spread of food laid out everything from bagels and smear, granola and yogurt, free fruit and vegetable salad, donut and muffins, and more.
There was enough food to feed a small army.
Aside from the group joining us, we had people come from other departments that support the process they are involved in--so folks from finance, legal, and even the front office.
The new lead assigned for the group that came over even gave out envelopes to thank their new team and 2 big boxes of gourmet coffee for them to share.
How nice this all was done and the investment that was made to bring the new team on board was really amazing to me.
I saw all the goodwill that was being built up from this event and the niceties put into it to recognize the people and make everyone comfortable together as a team.
I learned that an investment upfront like this in people and function can have tremendous benefits downstream in building a team and performing services that everyone can be proud of who is apart of this.
Invest not only in things, but also most importantly in people and relationships! ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)