I was lucky enough to be part of hosting a truly collaborative day at work recently, and some brilliant work took place between internal and external learning and coaching professionals. I floated home on such a high: the experience had entirely ticked all my need-for-positivity boxes and panglossian tendencies.
In the middle of it all, some guests said some wonderful things about the ways we might continue to work together, and the context of our organisation, and I captured a couple of their quotes to share:
“We’re supporting each other to develop something that’s just amazing for our organisation”
“External people can come in and help great things happen”
“An organisation full of brilliant minds attempting to do brilliant things.”
It wasn’t even a Monday morning, or closer to the start of the week when you might expect people to be a little more optimistic and forthcoming; no, it was a Friday at the end of a very hard five days.
These quotes simply reminded me of what we can achieve when we all work together. I’m so looking forward to the relationships that lie ahead.