John Porcaro: mktg@msft: Work Relationships Matter
It sure makes it easier to get through the rough spots when I know my co-workers are there backing me up. And ultimately, it makes it easier for me to trust them to help with the mundane aspects of my daily job. All that leads to a more engaged team, better productivity, and ultimately better results in the marketplace (and better products for our customers).
John sure is right. How can you do a good job if you dislike your co-workers? I just read an article about this in a Norwegian financial newspaper. It was about investors looking more closely at the 'soft values' of a company, and not just the balance sheet. Are the employees happy? If the investor is looking for a good return on his investment they should be.
Written on 23 March 2005.