Whatever rank or position you may hold at work, there is still a need to develop better relationships with your colleague even if you are the boss. They say that a successful career entails a good working environment which includes having peaceful relationships with your colleagues. Most of the business environments today are cutthroat and employees seem to be always on each other’s heels trying to compete with one higher position. Humans are mostly competitive but we can make friends still even when there is competition.
The essential step to creating a healthy competition even in the workplace is to understand that each one of us has our own skills. Respect is one thing that everyone in the office should maintain to avoid arguments. To develop better relationships in the workplace, you should interact with officemates positively. Learn to hear their side of the story before judging their actions. Sometimes people in the workplace get easily irritated because of some personal problems back at home. We all have our days and people should not immediately snarl at each other just because one did not say hello to you back.
We can make friends and build rapport but it is not everyday that people feel well. Just understand that good communication will always clear things out. We must learn how to understand indirect and direct messages appropriately and the only way to clarify vague actions is to talk in a calm manner and make a friendly approach. You can keep friends longer at work when you are not attacking or accusing them of anything you may have just misinterpreted.
Building trust and assessing your relationships with people at work will help you launch a happy and successful career. Sometimes it is not just all about the money and most people stay with the company because they are comfortable with their working environment especially if they develop better relationships with their colleagues. It is not hard to make friends with officemates although sometimes there should be a space set for a distinction between supervisors and subordinates. It is also important to separate relationships at work and outside the workplace. Nevertheless, people who are reasonable thinkers know how to create balance in their relationships.