Easy Ways to Build Good Working Relationship
Many of us are still getting adjusted to this new normal and find it hard to build good working relationships. The introduction to COVID-19 has caused a shift in the way we interact with others around us. You’d be surprised to see how a single cough can change the dynamics in a room. By the end of this article, I hope that you’ve gained the confidence to improve work relationships.
Regardless of what you do for a living, there’s a great chance that you spend far more time there than you do at home. That’s not even counting the amount of time we spend getting to work. Therefore, it’s very important that we maintain strong working relationships. If not, there’s a great chance we’ll be taking a great level of stress back home with us.
What do you do for a living and how does it fill you up? Are you passionate about what you do or is it only a means to an end? I ask these questions because they have the ability to affect the way we build good working relationships. After all, how motivated would you be to mingle if you aren’t happy with where you are? How open would you be to working with people that you don’t believe share the same interests as you?
Although work isn’t the place we expect to create friendships, it’s still important that we maintain a professional relationship. As I mentioned before, that is where we spend most of our lives. Studies show that the average American spends a bit over 27 minutes commuting to work and that only covers one way.
The Importance of Building A Good working Relationship
A great reason why it’s important we build a good working relationship is because besides sleeping there, we live there. In other words, for those with families, we spend more time with those at work than with our families. That is why our focus should not only be on building but also, to keep a strong relationship. It isn’t only for the sake of our mental health, but also for the success of what our team is attempting to build.
Although studies show that we spend 30% of our time working, let’s break this down. It will help get a better idea of how it looks. With 24 hours in a day (120 hours in a week), we spend on average, about 1 hour getting to and from work. After getting there, we spend about 8 hours a day there and that’s if we don’t have to stay a couple more hours on wrapping things up. Therefore, when it’s all said and done, you’ve spent about 50 hours away from home.
When you subtract that from the 120 hours you’re all given, you’re left with 70 hours. Sounds like a lot, but out of the 70 hours, it’s recommended to use about 40 of them for a good night’s sleep. So when it’s all tabulated, you’re only left with 30 hours a week. And just to break it down fairly, that means you’re left with 6 hours a day. Not to take any more than from you, but you will have to spend about an hour preparing for the next day’s festivities. How does that feel?
Best Ways to Establish Good Working Relationships
For us to build good working relationships we must first understand the impact it has on our personal lives. It really has the ability to impact our quality of life. But now that we’ve gone in-depth above, let’s break down the best way to achieve build better relationships. So let’s jump right into it.
What Are Your Work Responsibilities?
The reality is, we are there for one reason and one reason only, and that’s to do a job. Knowing what we are there for helps us contribute to the overall mission. Just like any machine, we each play a role in a companies success. Therefore, by playing our part, being a good team player, others gain an appreciation for our work. And with that, building strong relationships are more possible. After all, who wants to have someone around that hurts the time and that fails to build it.
Bring the Energy Others Can Feed On
We all have our own challenges to deal with. Therefore, if you want to establish a good relationship with your coworkers, bring the best of you. For many, work is a getaway from the things they are experiencing at hope. Providing them with an environment they can let go, goes a long way. Be kind to others for neither of us knows the battles they are currently fighting.
Take A Personal Interest in Others
If you are striving to build good working relationships, you have to invest in others. How can you build anything if you aren’t willing to give any of yourself towards it? To build up good relationships we have to take time from ourselves for there’s always someone that can use some. The world is a better place when we all feel good. Believe it or not someone else’s feel good contributes to yours, so give.
As we all know by now, giving is living. Long gone are the ways of living for self. That is the old consciousness. We’ve tried it for many years, but nothing. Let us break free from this insanity way of living and allow ourselves the best lives we can possibly live. We will not only build up a good working relationship, we’ll help create an environment worth waking up to every single day. I mean, that is where we spend most of our time.