On this occasion, it will be important not to focus the discussion only on the operational. On the contrary, it is the ideal time to get to know the other person, to show interest in him or her as a person.
Getting to know the other person, discovering what he or she is passionate about, what drives him or her, his or her allergies… This first meeting seals the birth of a new working relationship and it is the ideal moment to share what is important to us and to ask the other person to do the same.
Then, as the collaboration grows, the trust grows, and you will exchange more and more with others. You will discover hidden facets, uncover unknown talents or share experiences that will make sense, whether at the end of a virtual meeting, during a crisis resolution or simply at the coffee machine.
All is for the best in the best of all worlds? Alas, alas, three times alas: it is also possible that grains of sand may come to grip or even block the beautiful mechanics that you have taken the time to put in place. Don’t panic!