The Art of Dealing with Your Colleagues

A lot of our time in a week is spent in the workplace. We cannot avoid the stress and pressure that are natural in any workplace: deadlines to meet, irate bosses and piles of things to review. One thing that affects how we deal with these pressures is the usual banter and chatter with our co-workers. Our working environment may become more fulfilling and more rewarding with improved relationship with our colleagues.

It is important that there is a healthy and comfortable atmosphere in a workplace. Everyone should be comfortable in voicing out there thoughts and feel safe in doing so. The dynamics of communication should be smooth flowing in the workplace.

Share More of Yourself

One most important foundation in building a relationship is to let others know who you are. Other people would want to get to know you through the way you speak your mind. It will be easier for them to open up to you when you open up to them, thus building a relationship.

Get Involved

Don’t just get to talk when you are asked. Learn to voice your own opinion as well. It is a good way of showing that you do care about the company, the issue or the person/s involved. Bonding with them even outside of the workplace can also help strengthen the relationship. However, you want to be careful in setting clear boundaries for the situation.

Respect Others

Respect is one of the most important fundamental in every relationship. In dealing with other people and getting involved, you should learn when to butt-in in a conversation or when to voice your mind, especially in the presence of your boss.

Instead of bursting out complaints, consider that each and every individual has different values and cultures. You may be facing people with a very different belief than yours. It does good to accept that you don’t have the same mind and the same line of thoughts.

Resolve Conflicts Fast

Issues and misunderstanding will always be present in every relationship because of different beliefs and opinions especially in a workplace. Both parties should learn to compromise to resolve an issue.

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2 years ago
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In order to build relationship, learn to give and take. This applies not only to lovers but also in any other relationship. Be open and accept their openness in return. This is how you create trust, loyalty and respect in your working relationship with your colleagues.

2 years ago
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Communication is a big deal everywhere you are. It is indeed an art to learn to talk and discuss things while considering your colleagues’ feeling and opinions as well. It is hard especially if you have different opinions. Nice article.

2 years ago
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I have once had a conflict with my colleagues which really led to a more serious discussion in front of our bosses. He had his own opinion and I am not the type of person who backs out from my own stand as well. Later on, we resolved the issue by meeting halfway. It only bruised my ego for a while. Now, we are civil to each other.

2 years ago
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Going out with your colleagues may create issues later on. If your aim in building a relationship is purely business, going out may break that since you cannot avoid talking about your personal lives.

2 years ago
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I have read a review regarding office relationship is the best foundation in building long-time friendship. It is true in my part since I have found the best friends in the workplace.

2 years ago
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Truth be told, when it comes to interpersonal skills and dealing with others, we could all stand to try something new in our approach from time to time. Some ways may not be applicable to others.

2 years ago
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Thanks for this. I am an introvert ever since I was young and I do not know how deal with people very well. I get afraid if I can please them or if what I am saying be right. Do you know how to help me please?