"FIRST things first", this perhaps is the most effective principle you will ever apply in strengthening workplace relationships. For example, when you say the wrong things first, no one wants to listen further even if you planned to say the right things next.
To build strong teams, attend to the matters that relate to their foundation before anything else. In business transactions, list and deal with the primary things before the secondary ones.
Sometimes, the reason why an entire work is redone, is because the first thing was undone.
#FIRST is our Weekly Workplace Word.