I just returned from a quick visit with our field attorneys in Sun’s offices in Toronto, Somerset and Manhattan.
These trips always have a “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” feel to them as I race from office to airport to rental car to hotel to office. Yet, I wish I could break away from headquarters to do this more often. It is a great opportunity to understand the challenges facing our employees in the field. And, it is a wonderful reminder of the very talented and energetic people we have in our organization (to Frank and Mike – Welcome Aboard!).
On this trip, it was clear that morale was high following our recent product and market share announcements. Then again, it could also be the result of some or our “innovative” employee communications like this one spotted in the HR area of the Toronto office.
I visited our office in Manhattan only days before the 5th anniversary of 9-11. I viewed this behind the receptionist desk.
It contains several items recovered from wreckage of the World Trade Center and a hand-written note from the person who found them. Sun had an office in one of the towers.
It took some time before I could get the lump out of my throat.