by Rhonda Savage
Oftentimes, life would be great if it weren’t for other people! Yet, it’s through relationships with others that you often obtain the greatest rewards. Your office/workplace is where you spend many hours of your life, so getting along and working productively with your colleagues is very important. Unfortunately, many employees experience stress because team members argue, give each other the silent treatment or allow one person to do all the work.
So, how can you find ways to get along and create a successful team? Trust and respect are two essential elements for building relationships in the workplace and beyond. It’s all about the relationships you have with people – which doesn’t necessarily mean friendships. Relationships are built over time, when one person has respect for another. Gradually, trust beings to build, too. You don’t have to be a close personal friend with everyone at work, but you do always need to show each person respect and professionalism.
Here are some guidelines to facilitate accountability and build trust among your team:
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