Building better work relationships

By Frédéric Crabbe
It is strange to think that we spend more time on a daily basis with the people we work with than our own family and friends. When spending so much time at work, it makes sense to invest quite some time in strengthening our relationships with our co-workers. Instead of spending time and energy overcoming the problems associated with negative relationships, we should instead focus on making our work more enjoyable by having good relationships with those around us. By making the effort to get to know the people with whom you work and learn about what skills and abilities they bring to the table, you will be able to build some nice work relationships. These work relationships form often the cornerstone of success and satisfaction within your job and career. Also, people are more likely to go along with decisions that you want to take. Overall, I think we all want to work with people we’re on good terms with. So, building and maintaining good relations with our co-workers sounds like a good plan to me.