Qualities of motherhood bring out the best in workplace, too

In an informal office poll, colleagues were asked what images came to mind when one said Mother’s Day.

The answers were as follows: breakfast in bed, flowers, jewelry, flowers again and chocolates. When then asked what was associated with the word Mother, the following descriptions were provided; Always there for you, nurturing, funny, caring, compassionate, and advice-giver.

“Always there for you” was one that was particularly struck me. In world where nothing seems certain, the love of a mother seemed to be something everlasting. I began to wonder if the qualities of a mother were the most valuable commodity our culture has and wondered if we could systematically recognize this if our economy could thrive again.

Read it at the Calgary Herald! 

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