Mingling Business With Pleasure: Can it be sustained in Long-Run? If Yes, then Why people practice restraints and self denials when it comes to business?
Well! This is a million dollar question the answer of which every new and young entrepreneur seeks. Blending of pleasure with business is it a feasible idea? If you think like me then yes it is. Some people go on arguing that business and pleasure should be kept as separate as church and state. But, what I personally believe is that many good thing happens when you mix the two. For instance, business talks over a good and hearty meal at a restaurant would certainly lead to better results rather than the confined conference rooms.
Why do people practice restraints and self denials when it comes to business?
There is absolutely no need to put a business face or adopt a formal persona for business talks. On the contrary, being informal and nurturing business relations results in long-term gains. So, do not think twice inviting the person to meal whom you want to do business with. Showing such considerations to your business partners and clients yield great results. These are the moments when barriers of office are lifted and hierarchies do not exist.
At times, it so happens that the mornings are tense, tight and scripted but when everyone adjourns for lunch and after having a bout of friendly conversations things begin to loosen up. Can you spare a thought? Why it happens? The answer to this is simple enough. It happens because business largely depends on human relationships. Conference halls and close door meetings do not let those relationship blossom. So, mingling business with pleasure is good enough and nurturing healthy relationship with clients and partners prove to be useful, provided you know the limitations.