Friday, January 18, 2013

Living Under One Roof

When you were young you probably thought you went to all the parties of your school mates. Some where along the line you also found out you missed out on some of those parties because you were not invited. Remember how that felt? It sucked, right? In time you get over it and move along and understand that is how the world works, right?

Now you are older, working at a company or managing or owner of the company and do you remember that feeling? Have you thought about it all, now as an adult, in these troubled times, how people would see the same situation?

Maybe everyone is above that, or does not care, the latter is even worse. The happiness you can bring to someone to include them in your events can make a lasting impression.

The truth is this has caused problems you would not believe. I am quite sure I discussed this previously, but it is important to remind everyone about this topic.

Do not exclude people because they are not from your company. Holiday parties, lunch and learns, whatever it is, within financial reason, you should include your vendors, partners or consultants. Even if you do not like the person, maybe it was a bad time for either of you or maybe you were misunderstood, perhaps this can change everything.

This weeks parsha Bo (12:49) reminds us that there is but one rule in your house/office:

49. There shall be one law for the native and for the stranger who resides in your midst."   מט. תּוֹרָה אַחַת יִהְיֶה לָאֶזְרָח וְלַגֵּר הַגָּר בְּתוֹכְכֶם:

Keep the peace, be nice to others and be inclusive while everyone is under your figurative roof.
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Parsha Bo in the book of Shemot, 10:1-13:16 It is said that the Torah or Bible
could be interpreted in over 70 ways. More likely these days 100's of ways. In light of this idea, I am writing some posts that bring business sense to what we can learn on a weekly basis. Enjoy, Shabbat Shalom