My approach to life is to make friends. At work, its business and it is said….you shouldn’t mix business with personal… but I disagree. There is a work friend zone. I like to make my environment fun and collaborative so making friends is part of it. Some friends I worked with helped me learn alot and grow as a leader. Most importantly, we had fun while doing it. The relationships we made led to trust between one another and allowed for great communication that enabled us working together closely. That was a valuable lesson these people taught me.
Here is a small group of work friends that came out to share a beer with me on my last day. The plant is a 24 hr operation so unfortunately there were some other people working who could not be there but I plan to schedule another one they can attend!
I am fortunate to have worked with these folks and will always have some great memories.