Is your workplace a better place with you in it?
Posted by Meg Bear on April 15, 2008
This reminded me of something a good friend said once, I will attempt to paraphrase the story.
I was working for a company that was falling upon hard times. The rule, not the exception really with Valley startups (although we always seem to forget that when we hear of the big winners but I digress). I had the luxury of working with a great team at this company and we were all very sad to know that it had to end. One of the team members asked the other if he was concerned that he might not have another team as fun to work for in his next job. His answer was simple and profound to me, he said “no, I’m planning to bring it with me”.
Wow. Powerful and humbling thing to think about. So I ask you, is your workplace better for having you there?
If not, why not?