How’s this for a ridiculously simple Monday tip: Invite a co-worker to lunch.
Don’t make a big production out of it, just ask another co-worker if they want to go to lunch with you. Then use that time to talk about something other than work.
You get extra points for doing it with a co-worker you don’t know that well yet. Who will you take to lunch today?
The Chief Happiness Officer’s Monday tips are simple, easy, fun things you can do to make yourself and others happy at work and get the work-week off to a great start. Something everyone can do in five minutes, tops. When you try it, write a comment here to tell me how it went.
11 thoughts on “Monday tip: Let’s do lunch”
Alexander – just had lunch with Stephen Shapiro, who mentioned your work *and* your home base in Denmark (I’m “Distantly Danish” – by about 4 generations).
Being a solopreneur, it’s hard to take my co-workers out to lunch, so in the absence of that, I take the Keith Ferrazzi approach of “Never Eat Alone” – and pull in my fellow innovating co-conspirators instead. Has worked out fantastically over the years.
Hope I can find a reason that brings me back to Denmark so I can have the honor of taking you out for lunch. Conspire to make it happen? :)
I think this a great idea. More than just meeting someone new, you never know whom you have something in common. This can help build friendships amongst co-workers. Going to lunch with some of my co-workers has helped me to stop looking at the clock wondering when the workday will end.
This pays big dividends for the company as employees connect to each other. Some of my happiest days are lunches with various other employees.
What a great post – I have been thinking about connecting with people external to my working environment an I hadn’t even thought of people within the business that I work in. I feel a bit silly! Thanks for the nudge!
i think you where ment to put “then” instead of “the” :D