Building Great Work Relationships: Making Work Enjoyable and Productive
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Engagement at work is a sign of employee motivation and resulting productivity. Unfortunately, only about 13% of people globally are engaged at work, and disengaged employees cost the economy $5...
Ultimately, it is what an employee delivers that matters most, and a manager has to focus on figuring out how to get the work done.
“In workplaces that encourage people to be themselves--that are less hierarchical and more innovative--people tend..."
To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position.
Work on cultivating personal connections with your colleagues, and allow them to get to know you.
You don’t have to be “the greatest person in the room” or make sure “everyone is blown away by your charisma.” You just need to have good rapport with your colleagues. That way, they won’t impute negative intentions or motives to you.
Start by giving them your undivided attention in one-on-one situations. Turn your body toward the other person, freeze in place, and listen.