Relationships at work enrich us when we listen for the threads of love and joy, fear and guilt, woven into the lives of the people we work with. It’s something we can all listen for.
As we look forward to Labor Day just a few days from now, we can honor the holiday by making an effort to enrich our relationships with the people we work with.
One way is to be observant and pay attention to those emotional threads our colleagues at work reveal to us. It’s to be a good listener. And listening starts with noticing the emotional clues we discover in our relationships at work.
Here’s a poem by James A. Autry that sums this up well.