Tea and Treats

My girlfriend owns and runs a soap making business. She has a few employees who work to support the business; either in the shoppe, the production room, the gardens (they are extensive – and beautiful) or in helping to market the business. As anyone who is self-employed knows, there is always plenty of work to be done.

One of the things that Tara does every day with her employees is to take an afternoon break to have “tea and treats.”  It is in addition of course to their half hour lunch, but she explained that it is a way for her to be able to connect with the people that work with her. It is a time for everyone to have a little rest, but more importantly, it is a rest that feeds the comfort system.

What a wonderful way to appreciate the contribution of your employees. There is something to be said for the managers and owners of companies who work from the position of recognizing how each person in an organization contributes to its mission; from the ones who make the big decisions, to the person who cleans the offices at night after everyone has gone home. When we can operate from a place of appreciating everyone’s role, we gather everyone into the same circle.

Kudos to my friend Tara for “tea and treats;” what a lovely way to foster connection, appreciation and camaraderie.

Her business is located in Vankleek Hill, Ontario and is called Garden Path Homemade Soap. Garden Path is also a certified Monarch Way Station; a part of their effort to raise monarchs on their property, thereby increasing their population. To learn more about their products and gardens, visit their website at: https://gardenpathsoap.com/

Photo credit: http://Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

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