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9 Ways To Better Work Relationships

October 19th, 2011 ~ Est. reading time: 0 mins, 57 secs

Hard or easy, work relationships are important.

  1. Listen more. 
    This is the number one way of making other people feel appreciated. Just think less about yourself and focus on what matters to them.
  2. Practice patience. If you feel irritated by something someone is doing, see it as a sign you need to develop your perseverance too. Consider it “training!” You can even consider someone’s first 3 slights as their “pest allowance.” Then give each day a clean slate.
  3. Talk plainly and constructively about your opinions when you can so other people know how you feel.  But be prepared for dissenting views.
  4. Now and then let others what you are doing for them, to remind them. Often people lose sight of the importance of your role.
  5. Refuse to play power games with people. Instead, treat everyone fairly, in keeping with your own standards.
  6. Tell others what you like about them, publically and often.
  7. Without compromising yourself and as much as you are able, give people what they like.
  8. Convey yourself with courtesy, no matter how familiar you are with others.
  9. Though it may feel that way sometimes, you are not your job. The same goes for everyone else. So regardless of your role, treat everyone you work with as a person first and foremost. Though you can’t always expect the same back, you will be amazed how much others will appreciate you for it.
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