Having only worked with the company for a few months I also had another motive behind this. I wanted to find out more about my co-workers and what better way than to have a justification to ask the most random questions ever.
And that is exactly what I did – I asked away and if you’ve read any of these posts then you know that I did not hold back too much 🙂 So in a way, these 5 months have been a learning experience for both the readers of this blog and also for me. Here are 3 important lessons I learnt:
1) NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
When I first started interviewing our team members I can remember being extremely surprised by some of the answers they gave me. I started to realise that I had fallen into the trap of building my own idea of what I thought their interests would be, based on my brief encounters with them at work.
But really and truly, I knew nothing about my colleagues and their hobbies outside of work. In fact it became a really intriguing task getting to interview a different employee each week and above all I was reminded of the importance of keeping an open mind.
2) WHEN IN DOUBT, ALWAYS ASK
I see this happen often in everyday life – people are often too afraid to ask things as they worry too much about what others will think. I must admit that initially I did feel nervous asking my colleagues certain questions as the last thing I would want to do is put someone in an uncomfortable situation.
In fact I remember coming up with questions to ask my manager or the CEO was a bit stressful (especially being so new to the company). Having said this, as time went by, I started to realise that there really is no issue in asking – often people see this as a sign of flattery (I know I do) and if they do feel uncomfortable, they will always tell you.
3) A TEAM CAN MAKE OR BREAK A COMPANY
This is probably the most important thing I learnt throughout these past months – the importance of a strong work ethic. Luckily, as many of you must have realised, I work with a pretty amazing bunch. We are all there for each other and I really do look forward to my daily chats with my co-workers.
I feel that this is what has strengthened our unit so much – we are all in it together and everyone is ready to go out of their way for each other. Furthermore we all have an extremely good relationship with our unit manager and the company CEO. Both are very understanding and approachable – hence making it more motivating to work together to achieve our objectives.
It has been great writing these ‘meet the team’ entries and even though at times it was challenging, it has really helped me to grow as a person and also to gain even more respect for my colleagues. As you can see, I have learnt some amazing things about my colleagues and I will definitely miss that time of the month when I write this particular entry. Want to meet some of these amazing people in person ? Then why not join us at one of the numerous events we organise ? Follow us on Facebook to keep updated on our latest shenanigans.