You know the feeling. Someone’s leaving. There are a few nice words. A small gift. Perhaps even some tears.
You stand awkwardly at the open door, or cold window or airport gate, hand flapping in the vacant breeze, mouthing something like “it’s not goodbye, just au revoir” (which is fine, unless you’re in Paris).
And then its back to work, or the TV or the evening rush hour and all the emotional trauma is lost in the needs of the now.
Saying goodbye is never easy. But people tend to bounce back sooner than they think. And for the Weber Shandwick team, the prospect of moving into a new Sydney office that’s super-contemporary, yet wrapped in the coat of a heritage site, makes the challenge of saying goodbye just that little bit easier.
Arriving at our new home this morning, the arches of Royal Naval House on Grosvenor Street beckoned like some architectural Pied Piper. The fact that we’re now able to spend our weekdays (and, perhaps, a few weekends) in this wonderful new space is exciting for every one of us.
But we’re certainly not greedy enough to keep it all to ourselves. Like any new home, the more who have the chance to enjoy it, the better it is. Which is why our clients, business partners and friends have a permanent invitation to visit us at Royal Naval House – and not just for the formality of business meetings.
After all, what better way to get over the ‘goodbyes’, than by getting to say ‘hello again’ as quickly as you can.