Simple strategies to build relationships

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Simple strategies to build relationships

Simple strategies to build relationships

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We are social creatures by nature. When you consider that one-third our lives are spent at work, it is clear that having good relationships with our colleagues will make our jobs easier. You will also feel more free when you have good work relationships. Instead of wasting time and energy on negative relationships, you can instead focus on opportunities, from winning new businesses to personal development.

What does relationship building look like?

All community organizing activities are built on relationships. You will need to have many good relationships, regardless of whether you are trying to organize a volleyball tournament or eliminate unfair housing practices in your community. Why? Because of the relationships we have built with our coworkers, our communities, and even our enemies, we can achieve our goals. People can’t work alone. We need to work together. Our relationships are what make a group effort for change. It is important to have many people contributing their ideas, taking a stand and getting the job done.

Personal relationships between employees and coworkers are called workplace relationships. Positive relationships between employees are beneficial not only for their morale and well-being but also for the company as a whole. Workplace relationships can have romantic consequences or be between family members working for the same company.

Why is it important to have good working relationships at work?

Your job will be more enjoyable if you have good working relationships. Close-knit teams are more productive and can be more creative, which allows you to focus on your personal growth. Your career will be boosted by the professional connections you make.

Positive relationships between coworkers are more likely for them to work well together on a project. Respecting your coworkers can encourage you to do your best and help you communicate with them. Collaboration between team members results in less confusion in communication and everyone is clearer about their tasks.

Simple Relationship-Building Strategies

What is your relationship with your coworkers? Seven times more people are likely to be involved in their work if they have a friend at work. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a “BFF.” It doesn’t have to be a “BFF” relationship. People who are able to count on having a friend at work are more likely than others to be happy. Good work relationships can lead to increased customer engagement and profit. Find proven strategies and tips to build relationships.

1. Follow through on your promises and be true to your word

Building trust means that others will believe what you have to say. Building trust means not only keeping your promises but also not making unfulfillable promises. Respecting others’ word will show them what you expect. In turn, they will be more likely treat you with respect and build trust.

2. Communicate often.

How often do customers get contacted? Are most of your communications focused on sales and product offers? It’s important that you communicate often and send different types of messages to get the best results. You can mix in useful newsletters and messages that are less promotional than a constant stream of promotions. Your industry and seasonality will determine the frequency of your promotions. However, for many businesses it is possible to combine e mail, direct mail and face-to-face communication to keep prospects moving along your sales cycle.

3. Be Appreciative

Appreciating your coworkers at work is a key element in building relationships. This applies to your clients, your bosses and coworkers. Be open to the help and support of others in your business.

4. Be genuine.

Treat others the way you would like to be treated. You will make new friends, and possibly even find new customers.

5. Listen well.

You should give the person you are talking to your full attention.

6. Practice Awareness

These interactions allow you to be more aware of your surroundings and to sense subtle cues. You’ll notice a shift in your ability to be emotionally and physically present.

7. Respect others.

Respect the views of your coworkers, even if they don’t agree with you.

Last Thoughts

Our greatest joys and greatest challenges are often found in our relationships. It is not easy to understand relationships. There is no one way to understand people. They are all so different and complicated. The heart of community organizing is building and maintaining relationships. The strength of a community is determined by the quality of our relationships with one another. People can make real changes if they have strong connections. It takes time to build these connections, but it is well worth it.

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