By Vernalee
The company picnic is more than food and games. It is more than the sack races and tug of war competitions. It’s a time of camaraderie; a time to bring all people together regardless of job titles, cultures and race; a time of reflections and realizing that all of the staff members are literally on the same team. Although I was impressed at the tenderness of the ribs and the deliciousness of the brownies (Yum!), I was equally impressed at the spirit of the people who cooked and pulled all of it together. It took time and effort, but it also took caring; people desirous of seeing a harmonious work culture and esprit de corps. Henry Ford said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Although Ford was not referring to picnics, his quote definitely applies! One of the picnic helpers said, “In order to lead, one must know how to serve.” He did more than serve, he inspired … all of us! His service is definitely worth imitating!
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