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Us and Them: Dealing with People in the "Other Branch"

In this installment, I want to talk about multiple locations.

Specifically, how people who work for a company that has multiple branches relate to people in other branches. When you think of those at other branches, do you think “Fred in our Timbuktu branch” rather than just “Fred”? To me this creates a bit of a divide between branches.

We think of people in the branch we work in as “Fred”, but add a caveat when we think of someone we don’t see every day. It creates a bit of distance between people. If you work for a company where you never see any of the people that you correspond with internally, this attitude can be a totally expected . But I’m not sure it’s one we want to have.

In the case of Kotyck Bros. Limited, we have two branches and we interact with each other all the time. Sometimes we do more work with people in our other branch than with the one we are physically in. So s