There is little time these days for lunch and I don’t mean a coffee and a sandwich in the staff canteen.
Like most ‘efficient working’ practices, the joy has slowly been stripped from our ever-expanding 9-5 professional lives!
How do I know this? Well on Friday I broke the habit and took three hours off to spend some time quality time with a client over a delicious lunch.
There was no hidden agenda – we were simply celebrating a very successful campaign … that took place back in June!
And without the pressure of deadlines, the endless meetings where little is achieved and the distraction of other colleagues – we actually did chat about work.
Not the day-to-day stuff that keeps us busy, but the important long-term vision that will help us work out how we can replicate the same very successful campaign next year!
It was an inspiration – a very enjoyable one – and one I will replicate every month from now on.
Anyone up for trying it with me?
Venue: Castle Terrace
Best bit: Scallops, Grouse and the Wine
Worst bit: The bill – ouch!