A happy and positive working environment is a great one, people forget this far too often. Many leaders are now understanding the benefits of building productive working relationships within their teams. The results of productive working relationships are endless both from a professional and personal standpoint.
productive working relationships top tips
It’s not always easy identifying what will make a working relationship a productive one. After all, we’re all different and so communication across various teams and individuals is key. By talking to those within your teams you can begin to understand their triggers, what motivates them and begin to build cracking relationships. Showcasing empathy towards others is a characteristic many leaders epitomise when developing their working relationships. They’re mindful of their colleagues and their personalities, which in turn, helps them to lead effectively.
Our handy Top Tips Infographic Guide gives you some insight and advice into how you can ensure your working relationships are as productive and effective as possible!
These top tips cover the following actions you should take to make your working relationships more productive:
- Use your eyes and ears.
- Keep your word.
- Learning to say no.
- Asking the right questions.
- The art of following up.
- Keeping people posted.
- Being proactive.
- Spending time getting to know yourself.
- Working through issues.
- Asking for opinions.
All contribute to the most effective working relationships within a business. The best relationships between colleagues are the relationships that showcase most of these characteristics. Additionally, by implementing these some of these tips into your working relationships, you’ll find that your working relationships will grow and so will team and individual performance within the business.
Finally, it might feel hard at first to implement all of these tips at one time – we wouldn’t recommend that. Try one or two each week in order to be able to maintain and see results in your relationships. Additionally, define what makes a good working relationship for you! After all, a relationship in any sense is a two-way street.