…Maintaining positive relationships is always your…goal, but sometimes it does become difficult.…Once in a while, a relationship becomes damaged.…There are many ways this can happen.…You can inadvertently upset someone with one of your comments or decisions.…You can have a good,…old-fashioned disagreement that angers everyone involved,…and other times, well, sometimes people just don't like each other.…Many times you won't feel compelled to address the damaged relationship,…but if it's important to your professional future you have to.…
And if you have any doubts about the…status of the relationship, ask yourself these questions.…Has the frequency of interaction clearly decreased?…Did they stop using as a resource like they always have in the past?…Have they stopped including you on various types…of reports, emails, or other forms of communication?…Of course, it's also possible you have direct…evidence based on things they have said to you.…If you've become convinced that an important relationship…is damaged, here are the steps to follow.…
- Explore how self-reflection is a starting point for understanding others.
- Review they ways that social capital (credibility) relate to performance, recognition, and helping others.
- Recall different kinds of communication channels you can establish with your manager.
- Identify the most effective ways to promote your accomplishments.
- Review methods for documenting issues that help you communicate up.
- Explore key strategies for working with a remote manager.
- Examine ways to repair a damaged relationship with your manager.