Soon after I started my current job (just over a year ago), I promised myself that I would make the effort to 'meet' at least one new work colleague every day. This could be just by talking to them over the phone or in person but it had to be away from email or instant messaging. My job is a lot easier if I have good relationships with my internal customers (my ‘users’)!
The project I'm working on has me head down, bum up a lot of the time so this week I have made the effort to get back to the personal stuff. And it's paying off. Seeing the excitement in someone face after simply asking them for their opinion gives me a real rush, stops me from getting in a work funk and reaching for the chocolate...or wine :).