Workplace relationships are a major part of our workday and job success. Unfortunately, only part of the relationship is in our control — how we handle our interactions. How the other person reacts or even receives the information / signals we send is up to them.
Although it’s easy to get caught up in just doing our job, how well we do in our current job and even down the road is so often tied to our relationships. The way people see and feel about us, translates into essential things like good references and successful networking.
There’s more to a job than the work
Even the way we are perceived and judged on our work (as good as it may be), gets influenced by what people think of us. And by how well we can engage our own emotional intelligence in our workplace interactions.
Still, there are things we can do to increase our chances of having strong, supportive workplace relationships. Here are some posts I hope will help:
About those bosses
Of course, probably the most important relationship you have at work is with your boss. While there are some great bosses, far too many really don’t know how to manage or lead well. In those cases, you look for ways to help. Or at least minimize the affect of what they don’t know that can hurt you!
Dealing with coworkers
Aaah … coworkers. The good ones can make our days so much easier. But some of them — and the things they do on any given day — can make you want to scream. Some posts to help.
⇒ EXTRA: Dealing With Workplace Drama