Coach Todd Dewett outlines helpful techniques for building and maintaining productive coworker relationships.
- You often hear people talking about what constitutes great communication. That is important. But here's something even more important, effective communication means that you made your point. But if you want to strengthen relationships, you have to go further and make a real connection. Connections suggest that not only was the message delivered but it also had a positive impact. It helped build rapport. There are a host of behaviors that help build connection. Things like helping behaviors, sharing the spotlight at work, and modeling exemplary professional behaviors.
This topic should be of value for any professional but in particular, if you've ever found yourself wanting to speak up but hesitated or if you've ever felt socially uncomfortable, this course is vital for you. When you figure out how to really connect, the benefits are significant. They include faster communication, being kept in the loop more often, having others who always have your back, and an increase sense of loyalty and group camaraderie. We're all very busy at work and it seems there's barely time to just the get work done.
Well, the behaviors that help you build strong connections don't take much time at all. You just have to be conscious and thoughtful about when to engage them. When you do, relationships start to feel more like partnerships and work feels like it has more purpose. So, let's get started.