Frequently discussed this time of the year, at CSR, we are acutely aware and grateful for our clients and for everything that enables us to be (as Matthew Kelly says) “…the best version of ourselves.” A healthy attitude of gratitude is important to cultivate now as well as every day of the year.
With thankfulness in mind, we hosted a Harvest Happy Hour (great alliteration, team!) last week where we created an environment at our office (spilling over to the seating area and conference room) whereby clients, vendors, and anyone else we decided to invite could mingle. These things typically peak early and end with people wanting to get out after punching the obligatory dance card – it was great to have the end time come and go with our guests still present!
Isn’t that what a lot of this is about?
We seek to engage in commerce, but we really seek connectedness and relationships – we want to be with people who “get” us and that we “get”. In doing so, when there is value delivered or received, it makes it that much better. The engagement goes beyond a transaction.
Which is what it really is all about.