We spent about a third of our lives at the workplace or at a work-related environment. That’s why it comes as no surprise that the need to cultivate strong and healthy working relationships is great even at a professional level.
In doing so, there are key characteristics that contribute to a happy and healthy working relationship with your superiors and peers. Take a look at our traits inventory to see which ones you need to embrace further to improve your working relationships:
I cannot even begin to describe how important this character trait is. It’s generally the foundation of every healthy and functional relationship.
But trust is especially important in a professional relationship because you are working toward a common goal, and that requires deep commitment.
You need to let your coworkers know that you are reliable and that your boss can rest assured that you can accomplish assign tasks. Trust is earned over time, so you have to make sure to see things through and not let people down as much as you can.
Sadly, this is what’s lacking in today’s world. It seems that the younger generation has been trained to think about self above others.
This is why we have to exert extra effort to be mindful of not just our own thoughts and actions, but how that in turn affects others.
Employing self-control is one of the hardest things to do, most especially in today’s world where social media platforms allow you to just do whatever you want and say whatever you need to say without consideration of others.
An important element of mindfulness is respecting others. If we just learn to be more respectful of others’ feelings and condition, there would be definite harmony in the workplace.
Singapore is Asia’s gateway, and with that comes the beauty of diversity. This is especially true in the work arena.
Because of Singapore’s AA economic status, strategic location and robust market, foreign employees come in droves, all in search of a brighter future.
With the effect of globalization, we will be seeing an increase in diversity in the workplace. And we must welcome it with a positive energy and cooperative mindset.
We shouldn’t allow our differences to divide us or create tension in the workplace. Rather, we must take it as an opportunity to learn from others and work with each others’ skills and strengths.
Open. Steady. Two-way. All these elements are geared towards a healthy and responsive communication system.
There are specific working relationships that require more care
and attention, such as those who have a stake in your future and well-being.
It is also important to be in good terms with clients or customers since they are at the forefront of any successful business.
So if you’re looking to sabotage a working relationship? Just stop talking or listening. That’s a surefire way to ruin any friendship or worsen a supposedly collaborative environment.
Building positive relationships at work improve teamwork and boost employee morale. And as employees, building strong work friendships and professional relationships just makes life easier. You’ll feel refreshed, fulfilled and inspired to be on your desk everyday and perform your tasks to the best of your abilities.