work relationships

Work relationships are unique interpersonal relationships with important implications for the individuals in those relationships, and the organisations in which the relationships exist and develop. Workplace relationships directly affect a worker’s ability and drive to succeed.

What we do for a living might not always define us, but it surely helps to provide for us and our families. Work is an integral component of a sustainable life. And what makes our work life easier are the relationships that we build on our way.

Positive work relationships foster a healthy work environment that is conducive to productivity and beneficial for our mental health.

Different types of professional relationships:

  • targeted,
  • tentative,
  • transactional
  • & trusted relationships.
When employees have strong relationships in the workplace, you’re more likely to see prosocial behaviour like collaboration and camaraderie occur. Employees are more likely to feel a stronger sense of loyalty to their company and each other, and perceive more psychological value in their daily work.

work relationships -how to improve it

Here are some work relationship tips that can improve your communication with co-workers, vendors, and clients, for example: open communication, don’t just hear, support others, take responsibility, vent outside the office, stay classy, share yourself, set personal boundaries.

work relationships -why to do it

Why are relationships at work important? Good working relationships will make your job more enjoyable. What’s more, close-knit teams are more productive, which frees up time to innovate and focus on your personal development. The professional connections you make will also help you to further your career.

To be continued..

Read also: Romantic Relationships!

Ruthie Regular

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