Speed dating for improved employee relations

26 Jul Speed dating for improved employee relations

I am guessing this idea that came out of a creative brainstorming session –  a Canadian company (FreshBooks) discovered with a new way to get to know your colleagues – A no-romance date.

I like it!

I like it because communications at work break down far too easily, simply because we never take the time to know the PERSON we are speaking to.

I like it because we all have different communication styles and experiences which have programmed our brains to process information differently, making it VERY easy to offend each-other.

I like it because it reminds us that we are working with human beings, despite being in front of a computer/phone most of the day.

Enjoy the article and let me know your thoughts,

Janet (www.speakingrights.com)

“But Harriett, 26 and Nick, 28 are not actually on a blind date as such. Instead, they are testing out the latest in human resources strategy, where two previously unfamiliar colleagues have coffee or lunch together in the name of improved workplace culture – not romance”

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/better-business/82023035/The-next-big-thing-in-strengthening-business-culture