Fall harvest is in full force in Iowa and the trees are absolutely stunning with the brilliant autumn colors. I hope you all can take the time to get out and enjoy some of the beauty with a walk, run, bike ride or just sitting outside and taking it all in.
Everyone should have had their annual employee evaluation by now if this applies to you. I always enjoy sitting down with employees that I evaluate and talking about their positions, departments and what their goals are for the coming year. The one thing that I have discussed with my teams is building relationships with their employees. I am not saying that you have to be best friends with co-workers, but when you have a relationship with people you can show “grace” when they may need some additional help or time to deal with something. One of the definitions of building working relationships that I found is – Trust, teamwork, communication and respect are keys to effective working relationships. Develop positive relationships with the individuals you interact with at work to make your job more enjoyable and productive. These connections could also serve as future references or contacts in your career.
Thanks everyone for all that you do in making our successful organizations what they are today and I look forward to seeing what the future brings!!