I once hired someone to work with me on a few projects but we never had the chance to actually, side-by-side work together during our tenure together.
They left before that could happen – I called it the Accidental Exit.
Sure we talked, discussed progress on projects and we might have been on the same project but in varying different roles, but we were never in the trenches together for a project.
When they left they told me their one disappointment was this lost opportunity on never really working together – being in the trenches together, slogging through the problems.
I missed this opportunity and this scenario really contributes to some of the current literature where people are not always seeking out a company to work with but the individuals and teams.
A lesson worth sharing.