It’s The Little Things

It’s The Little Things

If you’ve ever visited the “cabin,” you know that we’re not fancy. We don’t have lavish offices with amazing views of downtown. We don’t have fresh flowers everywhere, and people dress casually and comfortably. We care more about our work than our appearances. More about what we do and how we do it, than how we look.

This week we welcomed a new employee to our team, so last week we prepared for her arrival. It began by cleaning her space, clearing it of clutter, scrubbing it clean, dusting, making sure she had pens, paper and equipment. After this was done and the office space was ready, I noticed that throughout the day things would appear in her new space. Someone found a lamp and placed it her desk. And there was discussion among some of the employees about what kind of art she might like on her walls. People were thinking about what kinds of things they could do to make her feel welcome. Small things. But they reveal the heart of our team.

This is one of the things that I love most about working at Primer 180: people truly care for one another. Sometimes it’s a lamp or a piece of art, other times it’s doing the dishes – all of them, not just your own. And sometimes it’s helping a random stranger jump their car when it’s bitter cold. It’s an amazing place to work, and I’m so grateful to be part of this particular adventure with this particular team.

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