How do you start your day? With a command, a question, with frustration or fear? At the risk of going a bit hippy how about love?
Everyday, before our standup we spend 5 min chatting. Over many years this time has become special, I’m reluctant to miss it. Its our time to rebond. We talk sport, cooking, babies and wherever else our evenings/nights took us. But this isn’t any old chat, people really listen, there is compassion and dare I say it, there is unspoken love. Even if we arrive to find a dozen broken builds it’s discussed in a nonviolant compassionate way.
When the day starts with some love it lingers all day. When things get difficult its dealt with compassion rather than blame.
Writing about love at works feels taboo. 8 hours a day without love leaves us cold and closed, we need openess and freedom to express our ideas without judgement.
We need love at work.