Human beings are social animals and socializing with people is most important act in the workplace.
Studies say that people who have good friends at workplace are more likely to be satisfied and
motivated to be active in the office. It is understandable that the better our work relationships are, the
happier and productive we will be. With any kind of slightest discord between the employees, the entire
team would suffer and hence it is really important to focus on the workplace relationships.
Employers also focus on Employee Engagement initiatives which include the stable work relationships.
Having good work relationships, help us focus on work and to look up to better career prospects in the
company. This encourages any individual to work more and prove themselves. It is a need to have good
relationships at office for all of us, so as to gain trust and good will from the management and to build
self-confidence for ourselves.
When people around us, interact and encourage our ideas and want to implement the changes that we
suggest, it obviously feels interesting to attend the office and come up with new creative and innovative
ideas. When it comes to handling customers and the key stakeholders, having good relationships is a
must for the development of business.
How to Maintain Good Relationships?
In order to make good and healthy working relationships, the below characteristics are to be
Having trust between the team mates and colleagues makes it a powerful bond. You can be open and
honest in your thoughts and actions as there won’t be any worry of getting back-stabbed. Maintain such
trust between the team members is highly important for success in a company.
Respect for Each other
Having respect for people who you work with, enables you to listen to their ideas and thoughts and
share yours too. This helps in developing collective ideas based on wisdom and creativity. Respecting the
opinions of others lets you know their perspective, while lack of such respect makes you devalue them
and their ideas, and might end you up in any worse conditions.
Being mindful of your words and not letting others get hurt by your actions or words is possible only by
taking responsibility of your words and actions. This enables you to be more careful and lets you have
healthy work relationships. When you feel responsible, you won’t feel low when you have to apologize
someone. This quality wins the hearts.
More importantly, being mindful, lets you by-pass all the other negative emotions such as anger and
impatience and thus enables you to be more focused at work. It is said that, “Anger is a feeling that
makes your mouth work faster than your mind.” When being mindful helps in controlling your emotions
and maintain balance, it would be the best thing to do.
People who welcome diverse opinions and ideas are open to wisdom. One should be able to consider
other team members ideas and listen to what they have to say. Then, any valuable ideas and opinions
should also be factored into decision-making. Accepting a point that is not delivered by you and
appreciating a point that could contradict your opinion are something which is helpful in everyone’s
The better we communicate the richer the relations will be. Though we communicate with each other
through mails, messages or maybe face-to-face, having an open and honest communication fetches you
great relationships. Remember to express those common day courtesies. Wishing others gets you good
wishes in return, which makes both of your day good and improve a warm relationship between you
Identifying your relationship needs, like knowing what they need from you and what you need from
them can be very helpful in work relationships. Appreciate them for making it clear for you. Make sure
that you are communicating well by listening and speaking clearly.
Having high emotional intelligence is also a great factor in maintaining good work relationships. This
helps in knowing others emotions as well as understanding your emotions. This is good for everyone in
Maintaining good team spirit by encouraging everyone is a good sign of having healthy work conditions.
Having a competitive and encouraging work environment is an asset that helps you to improve yourself
in your career. But coping up with others in respect of expressing yourself and handling others requires
a great skill, and it is the most important factor.
Manage your boundaries
Managing your boundaries by not letting others getting too personal on you, or maybe you poking into
their affairs should be strictly avoided in order to maintain an effective work relationship. Be positive to
receive others response in regard to their privacy and maintain yours too.
Gossiping is another important thing that needs to avoided, especially when you work with a group.
Talking about others in their absence never sends a good message about you. So, be strict on avoiding
While someone is saying something, listen to them proactively. Listen neither for complaining nor for
finding faults. Just listen to understand and to grab some knowledge of what they want to say. Never go
prejudicing or forming opinions on people.
Always be professional at work. Improve your soft skills and behave in a nice manner. Keep smiling and
practice humility and gratitude. Deal with criticism in a constructive way and develop trust among your
colleagues in the workplace.
Time is Everything
Respect your peer’s time and don’t delay your work in meeting deadlines. Be available for others as they
might need your help. Try to lend a helping hand whenever necessary. Ensure that you are cautious with
your social media
Keep Communication transparent
Never assume that the other person has understood something you have told. Make sure that they
really did. Taking feedback is really important. Also, get some feedback from your colleagues on how
your work was and if there’s something that you should improve. In the same way, give constructive
feedback to your peers. Appreciate their efforts. Communicate through emails as it lets you have
everything on record.
Maintain the Unity in team
Treat everyone as equals in a team and in office too. There will be all levels of employees and all are to
be treated equally. Remember, coworkers and team members are humans and they have their own
issues and problems. Have clear expectations of work relationships. Engage and encourage everyone
and embrace individual differences to make that feeling of team come alive.
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