Meet the kids at your office today and every day

Celebrating Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

It’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, so you may see kids in your office today. Here’s how to interact with the kids who show up at the office today, and those that show up everyday.

 

In this video, I share a tip and a thought-provoking idea:

TIP: Get on the same level as the child

When speaking to children, adults often talk down to them.  It really makes a difference if you can physically get on the same level with the child and make eye contact so you are having a connected conversation.  When you get on their level, ask them a question.  It doesn’t really matter what you ask them, but engage with them and make a real connection.  By doing this, you will also be making a connection to that coworker because you will be showing interest in their life outside of work.

 

Thought-Provoking Idea:

We show up with our INNER CHILDREN and our histories every day.  What if we could pay more attention to the behavior of others in the office and be aware that some of this behavior might be their inner child acting out?  By giving a bit more forgiving and understanding that we all show up with our histories of hard stuff that we’ve lived through, we can approach each other in the office a bit more effectively and establish better connections.