Create a Sense of Family at Work

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Thank God it’s Monday!™ With family, something is unique. You hurt when they hurt. You laugh when they laugh. You feel what they feel.

But elsewhere, it’s hard to find this same level of genuine support.

Your son’s hockey team wins the championship–game winner scored by the team captain with ten seconds remaining. It’s great that they won, of course, but you and your boy both wish that time could go back, and HE could score that game-winning goal.

Tim, your buddy in the cubicle down the hall, pretty much won the lottery. He closed a monstrous deal with a customer who would’ve bought anything from anyone. You’re mature enough to congratulate him, but dang, you begin to think that he doesn’t deserve this kind of luck. YOU deserve this kind of luck! Right?

We’ve all been there. And it isn’t good. More than anything, it’s ME, ME, ME mentality and it gets in the way of establishing a sense of community, a sense of family, in the workplace.

Imagine just for a second what things would look like if everyone had each other’s best interests at heart. When Jim closes the deal, you’re so excited for him that it may as well have been you. When Marcia gets sick, she’s on your mind. When Sally gets promoted, you’re thrilled. When Tom struggles with his project, you assist him as if it were your own. When the business thrives, YOU feel fantastic!

A sense of family and community at work—now wouldn’t that be something? So why not make it that way?

Have a great Monday!


Roxanne Emmerich’s Thank God It’s Monday! How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love climbed to #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list and made the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists—all in the first week of its release. Roxanne is renowned for her ability to transform “ho-hum” workplaces into dynamic, results-oriented, “bring-it-on” cultures. If you are not currently receiving the Thank God It’s Monday e-zine and weekly audios, subscribe today at

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