Having good work relationships helps to improve your productivity. Strong working relationships take time to mature. So it’s important to focus on being consistent and dependable.
We also need good working relationships with other professionals. Customers, suppliers and key stakeholders are all essential to our success. So, it’s important to build and maintain good relations with these people. Some small changes in your behavior can set the tone for encouraging good relationships.
Have A Positive Attitude
Positivity is attractive and contagious. It will help strengthen your relationships with your colleagues. No one wants to be around someone who is always negative.
Collaborate On Group Projects
Exchange ideas and be willing to change the way you usually do a task. It will help to give credit to others for their contributions. Provide constructive criticism and request feedback on your work. Do your share of the work. Be an encouraging person by praising the successes of others and by inspiring them to achieve more.
Practice What You Preach
If you want people to be open with you, then be open with them. Be nice to people if you expect them to be nice too. If you want to have an “open door” policy, then invite people into your office regularly and create a welcoming atmosphere.
Be A Little Bit Open-Minded
People with good relationships not only accept diverse people and opinions, but they welcome them. For instance, when your friends and colleagues offer different opinions from yours, take the time to consider what they have to say, and factor their insights into your decision-making.
Avoid Getting Into Fights
Don’t make a situation worse by joining in the problem. Think about the best way to handle a situation before you react. Then, start by listening to understand what is happening. Look for the root cause of the problem and start with strategies to work on that.
Overall, you can develop trust by guarding confidences and not gossiping. Keep your appointments and do your work well. This demonstrates that others can count on you. Follow through on your promises. If you discover that you can’t fulfill a promise, apologize and offer to resolve the matter in another way.