When employees have a good relationship, they are happier and generally more productive
A recent survey found that 49% of engaged employees believe that a strong positive relationship is critical to success.
Human beings have an innate need to connect with the people around them. The same rule applies to your workplace. When employees have a good relationship, they are happier and generally more productive.
A recent survey found that 49% of engaged employees believe that a strong positive relationship is critical to success. The ability to build a positive relationship in the workplace is essential to achieving mutual understanding.
When your employees can develop a positive relationship with their colleagues, there is trust and mutual respect. It is essential to create a work environment where everyone feels they want to stay in the organization. Let’s see how we can build positive relationships in the organization.
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Elements of a good, positive relationship
Trust – Trust becomes a vital foundation for successful employees in connecting with others and building healthy relationships. When there is trust, transparency follows. Furthermore, performance and communication are improved.
Respect – When there is mutual respect among employees, they value the opinions and ideas of others. This leads to effective collaboration through which problem-solving becomes simple.
Understanding – Attentive employees are careful with their words and are better listeners. They value others as much as themselves, never resort to negative thoughts, and emphasize a positive relationship.
Tips for a positive relationship
Excellent and open communication is the cornerstone of a healthy relationship between employees. Communication should always be transparent so that there is always a smooth flow of information. Encouraging employees to communicate openly with colleagues creates a sense of psychological security. This not only fosters friendship but also builds trust.
Therefore, leaders could open communication channels where everyone can connect and connect well to strengthen the organization.
People have this tendency to pretend to listen and miss the message others have to convey. However, this should be avoided in order to foster a positive relationship in the workplace.
Everyone should pay attention when someone has something to say and focus on the message they want to convey. Try to see the bigger picture and meaning behind the conversation and offer some insight after hearing the entire input.
Appreciation of peers and co-workers is by far the best way to build a healthy relationship. Always show gratitude when a colleague helps you or someone has achieved something greater within their time in the organization. Even simple gestures like writing a simple thank you note or giving a meaningful Valentine’s Day gift can go a long way.
This will help boost their morale, but it will also help you bond well with other employees.
Show that you value others and the work they do. Learn to accept the way they go about their daily tasks. When you appreciate their work ethic, your relationship with others naturally shifts to a positive level. Not only does this act as an incentive to others, but it also helps you build a good reputation within the organization.
You have to have an attitude that people like and that is approachable. No matter who is in the organization, if they have the right attitude, then it becomes attractive. People are more likely to talk and connect with those who display a positive attitude. When you show positivity, it rubs off on others—promoting a happy workplace.
Maintain boundaries and never gossip.
Before you bond well with someone in your organization, remember to set some boundaries. Set aside time to bond and never let a social connection get in the way of your work in the long run.
While we’re talking about maintaining boundaries, you should also understand that gossiping is never a good idea. Office politics disrupts the work environment and makes relations between co-workers difficult. If you are in conflict with someone, try to resolve it through open communication and point out the problem exactly. This will resolve the conflict and help you maintain a healthy relationship.