5 Tips to Build Relationships at Work

One of the keys of a good leader is someone who cares for those around themselves, and who has relationships with others.  You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat others.  Networking and building relationships doesn’t necessarily come naturally, especially to women.  So what is a person to do?

Here are 5 Tips for How to Build Relationships

  •  Eat Lunch with your Team, at least a couple days a week.  There are few things that beat spending time with the people you work with, and breaking bread with them.  Make the time.
  • Make plenty of deposits.  Even though I have to ask a lot of other teams, I make sure to help them out, any opportunity I get.  That means doing them favors, and helping install systems that don’t belong to us.  Sometimes it just means facilitating communication between teams.
  • If your team plays Golf, or goes on outings, join them.  I have found that even though I play absolutely lousy golf, it has given me a lot of quality time with a team I work with, and has significantly helped the relationship.  That has probably done even more than anything else I could do.
  • Get to know people individually.  That means knowing the wife’s name, children’s names and ages, and person’s hobbies.  If you bring in snacks for your department, it also means being alert to food allergies, and bringing something they can eat.
  • Be Genuine.   Let’s be honest here.  Most people can spot a fake a mile away.  They know if you’re trying to use them for something, and won’t tolerate it.  Just stay true to yourself, and be Genuine, and Real.

By following these simple tips for building relationships, especially in the office, you will be able to get your job done easier and faster.  You may also facilitate your career advancement significantly.

What about you?  What do you do to foster and build relationships at work?

Categories

All Categories

Business Operations

Entrepreneur Interviews

Marketing, Networking, & Social Media

Self Care & Personal Development

Working Moms

Business Software and Technology

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Organizing Tips

Sales

Career Building

Family Businesses

Inspiration

Starting Your Own Business

Work-Life Balance

Communication

Hiring Help

Management & Leadership

Time Management & Priorities

Women in Leadership

Recent Posts

Business Blogging 101: How to Create and Sustain a Successful Blog

Business Blogging 101: How to Create and Sustain a Successful Blog

For businesses, business blogging is becoming a powerful tool to not only attract and engage new customers but also to build brand authority and ultimately grow your brand.
This comprehensive guide will equip you with the essential knowledge and strategies you need to start and succeed in the dynamic world of business blogging.

How to Protect Your Merchandise From Theft

How to Protect Your Merchandise From Theft

Protecting your merchandise from theft is a critical aspect of running a successful business. In a world where security threats are ever-present, safeguarding your inventory is essential. Not only does it protect your bottom line, but it also ensures the safety of...

Experts You Need to Have at Your Business

Experts You Need to Have at Your Business

In the dynamic world of business, having the right team of experts is not just beneficial; it is essential for success and growth. For female leaders who are carving out their paths in business, marketing, or HR, knowing which experts to have on board can make a...

7 Tips for Asserting Yourself as a Woman in a Medical Workplace

7 Tips for Asserting Yourself as a Woman in a Medical Workplace

As a woman in a medical workplace, you have a lot of responsibility, not just to yourself but to other women who will come along after you. Asserting yourself in your workplace and gaining the respect of other employees and leadership is essential to a successful career. You have worked hard to get where you are, you don’t want to lose momentum.

Continue to grow with online leadership training and more. Follow these tips to assert yourself in the medical workplace.