Liking The Same Shows Is Only The Beginning

When you first meet someone you’re going to be working with you look for common ground–shared interests that form a template for how you’re going to get along in those first days and weeks. It’s an important little dance of discovery. When you and your new colleagues watch the same shows or root for the same team it makes everyone more comfortable.

The joy of working with people who care about the same things you do is building things that will become the most enduring kind of shared interest: retreats, sermon series, videos, meeting agendas–all things you’ll look back on later and say, “That was amazing” or “That was terrible” but definitely “We did that together.”