Work Relationships


Work relationships are very important. They affect both our personal and professional lives, make or break our mood, because of the financial stability they provide. Its is easy and important to build and maintain work relationships. Make a habit of giving more than you take. Show what you van offer and that you’re willing to share. Make introductions to help people schedule their goals. Know when to back off (if you’re in doubt, or of either solution will work) and when to push ( if you truly believe in your solution). Ask for feedback and listen to it. But don’t say yes just to be liked.

Here are a few ways to build and maintain work relationships :

Sidestep Misunderstandings

  • Never say no to a request without explaining why.
  • Don’t make conflicts personal. It’s about the issue, not the person.
  • During a conflict, step away for ten minutes to let things simmer down, take the person aside for a one-on-one, get the full story.

Keep it genuine

  • Be generous with praise for others and mean it.
  • Be sensitive to what makes peoples tick. Don’t call out a shy person in front of a group. Do give gentle reminder to a person who is bad with deadlines.
  • Friendly at work doesn’t always translate to friends in life and that’s okay.
  • Only take work relationships online when you’re friends in real life.

Check you demeanour

  • Be humble, generous, and respectful, regardless of status.
  • Don’t be a know it all, a show-off or act aloof.
  • Smile, hold the elevator door, say hello, offer to split the last donut.

Mind your manners

  • Avoid gossip and office politics.
  • Use common sense to limit what you share about yourself.
  • Listen well, don’t interrupt, and ask follow up questions.
  • Say thank you.

Make an effort

  • Don’t spend every minute working at your desk. Share a book you love, a yummy treat, a friendly ear, emotional support.
  • Help others and ask for help. That’s how you make a team.

So how is your work culture during work from home times? Is it thriving or worse?

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. SoulRecitals says:

    Being a freelancer, work from home is quite easy as pie for me… yes I do struggle at times. Still I can manage. When I joined work life after a long gap, the work culture was changed and i really did enjoy the same. A healthy office environment brings out the right talent.

    Great Article !! Thanks for this.

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    1. GS says:

      Oh kudos to you for keeping yourself motivated. Glad you liked the article.


      1. SoulRecitals says:

        Great..thanks…keep writing and sharing..

        Liked by 1 person

      2. GS says:

        Thank you.


  2. Communication and collaboration with the team is a quite a tough challenge during these WFH times, apart from this one more big problem has creeped up with the favouritism in the office politics impacting the culture of work place… any tips you would like to share on this aspect…

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    1. GS says:

      Recognition in the workplace comes only with acknowledgement. But if your hard work never gets noticed by your boss or the team lead, it can be very frustrating, right? A lot of us make this mistake of letting our work do the talking. Truth be told, workplace recognition often requires a lot of effort on your part, and sometimes it’s important to blow your own trumpet. Let’s look at this from your boss’ point of view—first, you are not his only responsibility because he might be managing a team with a lot of people; second, he might be too busy to notice your work; third, he might just have taken your work for granted. Under such circumstances, you will have to take the matter into your own hands and take a few steps to turn the heads of people in higher authorities or your boss.

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  3. gpavants says:


    You know in light of all the angry people oit there( at least in America right now) these tips might be part of a retraining of social skills. Are you all seeing issues with people learning how to function in a healthy society?



    On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 10:43 PM Be Inspired..!! wrote:

    > GS posted: ” Work relationships are very important. They affect both our > personal and professional lives, make or break our mood, because of the > financial stability they provide. Its is easy and important to build and > maintain work relationships. Make a habit of givi” >

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Yes Gary, considering the diversity of personality, there will always be conflicts. Wont you agree?

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      1. gpavants says:

        Yes, you learn how each person interacts and what their communication level is like. Does the love languages fit in here or not? What I mean is knowing how to speak into other’s lives, compliments, encouragements, etc. Not to be nosy, but do you come from a background of Emotional Intelligence? That is because your themes are very societally important and really look at the health of the individual.

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      2. GS says:

        Oh EQ can work wonders in work relationships if we know how to create healthy boundaries. When you have difficulty saying ”NO” and setting limits with other people, you may find yourself getting pressured into doing things that you don’t want to do. This could mean doing favors for others, even when it means neglecting your own needs or using up your own resources.

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  4. Rambler says:

    The amount of time we spend with our work mates are huge, especially in Indian software industry, over a period of time I have developed a strong bond with many of them at work. One thing which I have noticed is, how little time we spend outside work with them, having small timeouts outside of work has helped us to understand and cowork with a much better bond and understanding of each other.

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    1. GS says:

      Sure. Good relationships at work improve productivity. However be clear about remaining unbiased. Your work friend should never assume you will take her side in meetings or support a professional venture of hers simply because you’re friends. And you shouldn’t assume she’ll behave this way, either. Make sure you treat her the same way you treat your other colleagues.


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