A：Yes, I read it this morning. It sounds like fun. I think the committee is planning a full day of activities.
A：You sound as if you have a problem with all this.
A：It's become a tradition, and it is always held on the same weekend each year. We have a great time.
A：Chen Hao, That is not a good idea. Everybody is expected to be there. It's really not an option unless you have a legitimate reason for your absence.
A：You need to understand how these events are part of your job. Let's take a minute and sit over there in the park to discuss this.
A：Let me see if I can explain this to you. If you want to be a successful member of the team, you have to do more than just show up for work every day and do your job.
A：First of all, they are a way to build relationships with our colleagues and co-workers. You get to see another side of people when you do things together outside of work. You establish friendships on another level.
A：Having good relationships with co-workers can make daily work life more pleasant and make shared assignments go more smoothly.
A：By serving on a committee and helping out with the event, you have the opportunity to reveal leadership skills and to express a spirit of cooperation.
A：That's right. There are events for adults and children. Everyone brings their family so it is all quite lively.
A：Of course you do. Displaying an interest in their family says that you value more than just your workplace relationship with your co-workers.