Workplace, career growth, building effective workplace, colleagues, communication, boss, benefits, listen, questions, messages, respect, feeling, feedback, criticism, celebrate, opinion, network
Relating with your colleagues at work may prove stifling. In a formal setting, where everybody tries to maintain professionalism and respect boundaries, communication may become mechanical and uninteresting.
Without time to banter each other, ask thoughtful questions that may or may not be related to work, most people prefer to stay in their personal spaces and speak only when spoken to. The problem becomes even more visible in subordinate-to-boss relationship.
But for some people, they seem to have the whole excellent workplace relationship thing figured out. They talk to their bosses, colleagues and subordinates with fluidity. They just seem to know what to do or say at every point in time, and it works out just fine for them. Do you ever wonder what these people do so differently that gives them the edge? Hint. It's a skill you can learn in no time and adapt in your workplace to improve relationships.
[...] It borders on understanding the message that is passed across from both ends. To communicate better, listen more, but listen, intending to understand what is being said. Ask questions when you are not clear and repeat what they say to ensure you are both on the same page. When you talk, don't rush. Ensure you get out the message as clearly as possible. Show Respect for Others People do not tolerate the feeling of being disrespected. Whether you are a leader or subordinate, ensure you respect other people's feelings and treat them right. [...]
[...] Sometimes, you don't have to make every celebration about yourself. Sometimes, you may get stuck with some challenges while your colleague gets over it before you, earns recognition and awards for that. Instead of getting envious of their progress, celebrate with them, congratulate them and show genuine happiness for them. Sending a congratulatory message to them may become the icebreaker for building a relationship with them. It may further grant you access to ask key questions and gain insights on how they made progress, which you could adopt. [...]
[...] If you must develop positive workplace relationships, it is important you learn to take feedback or criticism without lashing out. The importance of feedback is to let you see things from a unique perspective. It also helps build a deeper relationship between both parties when seen from another angle. You should also learn to give constructive feedback. A good way to go about it is to start with appreciating the person's effort, ingenuity or whatever be the case. Also highlight the good parts of the project, before you talk about whatever errors or faults you noticed. [...]
[...] Building Effective Workplace Relationships for Career Growth Building effective workplace relationships for career growth Relating with your colleagues at work may prove stifling. In a formal setting, where everybody tries to maintain professionalism and respect boundaries, communication may become mechanical and uninteresting. Without time to banter each other, ask thoughtful questions that may or may not be related to work, most people prefer to stay in their personal spaces and speak only when spoken to. The problem becomes even more visible in subordinate-to-boss relationship. [...]
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