People are used to freedom and family during the summertime, bracketed by beaches, long days and picnics. That’s what our memories tell us, what photo albums tell us, and what advertising tells us. But it’s not real.
Connecting with others can be an art form, and it is a very important success building skill. I have found that if I first look for what I have in common with someone, instead of what makes us different, it is much easier to connect.
Here’s my challenge to the on-line HR community. Be intentional in connecting with your peers. The reason most of the HR community isn’t on-line is that they don’t know we exist. So, connect with each other on purpose.
On September 5, 1882 the first Labor Day parade was held in New York City. Twenty thousand workers marched in a parade up Broadway. I find it interesting that even over 100 years ago, people were fighting for balanced lives.
We want to know what you think of Women of HR. That’s right, tell us, lay it on the line – the good, the bad and the ugly. One click, 10 questions. So easy. So valuable.
As both an advocate and recovering addict of the social media space, I know all too well how much time can be spent and the cost it can carry. Embrace time off. Spend some with the ones you love.