Anderson Layman's Blog has an observation by Eric Barker on the importance of relationships.
It is too easy to get wrapped up in moving from project to project and miss the relationships behind the projects.
Some circumstances are extraordinary. I recall working in a job that largely dealt with investigations. With the clarity of hindsight, I can now see that we were in the organization but not of it. Due to a need to maintain objectivity, we couldn't socialize with people from other departments as much as one normally would. Due to the lack of a clear internal career track, it was the sort of work which probably should have been outsourced.
As it stood, we were always visitors at a party who were expected to put in an appearance, then leave.
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