Even with those we know well, there is always stuff going on that we don’t know about. Let’s say 20% of their lives we don’t know about. With our friends, it’s likely closer to 50%. With those we work with, it’s closer to 80%.
And yet, too often, we tend to behave like our jobs are our whole lives and we know everything about our colleagues. We don’t. (And that’s a good thing.)
Perhaps it’s time to start behaving like we likely only know about 10-20% about what is happening in our colleagues lives and that their jobs are only a part of their lives.
When we do, how will our interactions about our projects and the change we seek be different?
My guess is, a lot.