Good work relationships lead to enjoyment and higher productivity.
Do you have good relationships with the people you work with?
According to the Gallup Organization, people who have a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their jobs. And it doesn't have to be a best friend: Gallup found that people who simply had a good friend in the workplace are more likely to be satisfied.
In this article, we're looking at how you can build strong, positive relationships at work. We'll see why it's important to have good relationships, and we'll look at how to strengthen your relationships with people that you don't naturally get on with.
Human beings are naturally social creatures - we crave friendship and positive interactions, just as we do food and water. So it makes sense that the better our relationships are at work, the happier and more productive we're going to be.
Good working relationships give us several other benefits: our work is more enjoyable when we have good relationships with those around us. Also, people are more likely to go along with changes that we want to implement, and we're more innovative and creative.
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