Are You The Favorite Person of Anybody?

Took a look at this earlier today and I can’t get it out of my head. I’ve mostly thought about it in the context of the workplace, and how it is far, far too easy for us to take people for granted when we see them day in and day out, and they aren’t those we consider to be family, or our best friends… though as you will see, the video makes you wonder about those relationships too…

We inherit so many others in our workplaces, whether they are co-workers, customers, suppliers or in other partnerships. Can you imagine how dramatically the workplace would improve, if every single manager made it their goal to have every person working with them answer, "Oh yes, definitely." and, "Oh yeah, I know that’s the top answer, and that’s the way I feel."

This also reminds me of that Gallup Organization Q12 question on if we have a best friend at work or not, and why that question is so important. From the Talking Story archives: Vital Friends, The People You Can’t Afford to Live Without.

So I ask you; Are you the favorite person of anybody? Whose favorite person would you like to be? Love to be? What are you doing about that?

If you’d prefer to sit with those questions for a while, or privately, how about sharing your reactions to this video? There are a lot of messages packed into these 4 minutes… If you are a manager, would you share it in a daily huddle or a staff meeting?