Reaping rewards of relationships

Strong people connections at work can make a difference
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/27/2019

Over my many years of work (I still can’t believe it’s been this long), I’ve managed to make a few really good friends.

It’s never planned, it’s never a purposeful endeavour, but somehow, just through doing my work, these small working relationships have blossomed to become true friendships.

And they’ve always been important relationships in my life, because these people know better than most of my other friends or family exactly what’s going at work — whether it’s major changes, politics, foibles and fails, successes and secrets. It’s a comfort to catch up with them and go over the latest developments.