Play well with others in the workplace: Develop Effective Work Relationships
Regardless of your job or your workplace, dealing with people effectively is a must for success.
How important are effective work relationships?
I have spoken with people recently that aren’t enjoying working with particular team members in their current business, and this is playing a significant part in their decision making process to either remain within the business or look for alternative employment.
I came across an article that tackles this very topic. Take a read through the following 7 Action steps outlined in this article & see which one(s)resonate with you. There may even be one or two that you can reflect on in your own actions.
3 stand out for me:
- Bring suggested solutions with the problems to the meeting table.Identifying problems is the easy part, thoughtful solutions will earn respect.
- Don’t play the blame game. Whilst it is important to recognise how the problem occurred & learn from this, not taking responsibility or purposefully seeking someone else to ‘blame’ is not helpful.
- Help other employees find their greatness. Every employee has a talent, skills & experience, harness their best abilities, everyone benefits!
Share your experience & learnings. What tips do you have for ‘playing well with others and developing effective work relationships’?