Are you back to work, the grind, the cubicle, that place that you dread?
Building stronger relationships can change every part of your life.
I’m going to share with you TWO reasons why you will want to change how you relate to people at work.
But before we do all that, why do you even care? Why are relationships in the workplace important? Do they matter?
If I was your boss or mother, I could say “because I said so,” and move on, or even assume that you intuitively know why, but that wouldn’t really be the driving factor as to WHY you should read on.
The top TWO reasons relationships are ESSENTIAL to your success, well-being in any organization or even your organization.
Is it obvious? Are relationships required for every single business that exists?
Without other people such as the person who greets your customers over the phone, at reception, produces your products, manages the sales team, sells the products, delivers the products, you’re not an organization but an individual. Even if you work alone as a sole proprietor, customers drive your sales and salary.
Regardless of your role or industry, relationships permeate your work. Managers, direct reports, peers, clients, suppliers, they’re all names for the same thing: RELATIONSHIPS. Why are relationships important in business? Because they are the driving force of THE business.
1. Strong relationships lead to better work, productivity and sales.
It turns out having strong relationships leads to better work. Not only will creating relationships with customers often lead to more sales, it can also create more business through word of mouth. Strong relationships also improve your internal organization. Recent studies have shown that strengthening relationships at work improves morale/sales/confidence = Winning, increases engagement/productivity/paycheck = Winning and leads to greater satisfaction at work. If your team, your employees actually like going to work, imagine the possibilities. This is huge! Spot the signs your workplace is toxic.
2. Healthy relationships improve health, happiness and quality of life.
A toxic, negative, gossip infested workplace does not promote a healthy well-being. When people don’t like where they work, they will bring that negativity home, and talk about it to their friends. Imagine if you could change it? Healthy relationships reduces blood pressure, anxiety, increases creativity, confidence, group cohesiveness and reduces isolation. Connection strengthens the immune system. Lack of connection can kill faster than someone who has smoked for 20 years.
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“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw