3 tips for having good work relationships
It’s good to enjoy your work. It’s also good to enjoy those people you work with. If your work relationships aren’t what they should be, here are a few tips to turn those into healthy, productive work relationships.
Be respectful: People tend to respect those who have given them respect. Your coworkers will know when you’ve zoned out or aren’t quite being upfront and honest with them. Do your best to be sincere, and pay attention when someone is trying to convey a message. Knowing you’re not being heard can be a frustrating thing when you’re on a team.
Nip it in the bud: There will be disagreements in your work relationships. People see things differently and have completely different ideas about the best way to accomplish work goals. Talk things out, find resolutions, and if that doesn’t work, find a neutral 3rd party who can help mediate. Your mom always said “never go to bed angry,” and this is a good motto for relationships with coworkers. Always try and resolve issues as quickly and pleasantly as possible.
Don’t get too personal: Bringing too much of your personal business into the office can be distracting and interfere with the job at hand. You want your relationships to be good, but you also need to keep work the top priority.