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Building Great Work Relationships: Making Work Enjoyable and Productive

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Building Great Work Relationships: Making Work Enjoyable and Productive
Making Work Enjoyable and Productive How good are the relationships that you have with your colleagues? According to the Gallup Organization, people who have a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their jobs.

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Benefits of good work relationships

Benefits of good work relationships
  • our work is more enjoyable
  • people are more likely to go along with changes that we want to implement
  • they're necessary if we hope to develop our careers
  • instead of spending time and energy overcoming the problems associated with negative relationships, we can focus on opportunities.

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Good work relationships

Good  work relationships

There are several characteristics that make up good, healthy working relationships:

  • Trust
  • Mutual respect
  • Taking responsibility for your words and actions.
  • Welcoming diversity
  • Open honest communication 

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How to Build Good Work Relationships

How to Build Good Work Relationships
  • Develop your people skills.
  • Identify your relationship needs.
  • Schedule time to build relationships.
  • Focus on your Emotional Intelligence.
  • Appreciate others.
  • Be positive.
  • Manage your boundaries.
  • Avoid gossiping.
  • Listen actively.

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