How often do you focus on building relationships with the people you spend more time with than you do your own family, aka your coworkers? Sure, as a new hire – you’re going to work on building those relationships up and creating a good first impression, but what about for those of us who have worked at a company longer?
While encouraging social interactions at work might not seem like the best way to enhance your office’s productivity, promoting healthy relationships in the office can actually lead to a more lucrative work environment.
According to Gallup, people who have a good friend at work are much more likely to be engaged in their jobs. The better our relationships with co-workers, customers, and others at work, the happier and more productive we’re going to be.
Developing healthy relationships in your workplace allows your employees to feel more confident. They are more likely to speak up or share opinions in meetings or group settings if they feel they will be respected and heard. Healthy working relationships also increases our likelihood to influence others to our causes, and we’re more innovative when collaborating with others. And when disagreements do occur, having the skills to be respectful and understanding of the other person’s viewpoints and feelings is crucial.
As the workplace has become increasingly digital, maintaining working relationships has become that much more challenging, but also that much more important to the cohesiveness of the work environment.
Building Relationships is a key component of the Behavioral EQ Model. TRACOM’s Behavioral EQ Model™ is based on the latest research in both brain function and performance, focusing on the most important elements of emotional intelligence.
Those with enhanced Building Relationships skills are trusted by others because they invest time in developing strong, positive relationships. They are skilled networkers allowing them to build close relationships with contacts.
If your company culture could use a revamp to enhance better office collaboration, teamwork, or training in managing conflict, EQ training from TRACOM can help!
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