Human beings are naturally social creatures. And when you consider that we spend one-third of our lives at work, it's clear that good and genuine relationships with colleagues will make our jobs more enjoyable.

But this is not all, the more comfortable co-workers are around one other, the more confident they'll feel voicing opinions, brainstorming, and going along with new ideas.

Here is why you should start building genuine relationships at Work:

An optimal level of teamwork is essential to embrace change, create, and innovate. And when people see the successes of working together in this way, group morale and productivity soars.

Good work relationships also give you freedom. Instead of spending time and energy dealing with negative relationships, you can, instead, focus on opportunities – from winning new business to focusing on personal development. And having a strong professional circle will also help you to develop your career, opening up opportunities that otherwise might pass you by. A good work relationship requires trust, respect, self-awareness, inclusion, and open communication. This episode of Learn with Bessern will give you a deeper insight into each aspect but lets look at them briefly.

Trust:

when you trust your team members, you can be open and honest in your thoughts and actions. And you don't have to waste time or energy "watching your back."

Respect:

teams working together with mutual respect value one another's input, and find solutions based on collective insight, wisdom, and creativity.

Self-awareness:

this means taking responsibility for your words and actions, and not letting your own negative emotions impact the people around you.

Inclusion:

don't just accept diverse people and opinions, but welcome them! For instance, when your colleagues offer different opinions from yours, factor their insights and perspective – or "cultural add " – into your decision-making.

Open communication:

all good relationships depend on open, honest communication . Whether you're sending emails or IMs, or meeting face-to-face or on video calls, the more effectively you communicate with those around you, the better you'll connect.

 

This episode of Learn with Bessern is hosted by Elena Agaragimova and Ivan Palomino. You liked it - make sure to subscribe to our podcast.

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