You see them in workplace meetings, seminars, team-building sessions, and other work-related seminars, but that may be as far as it goes when it comes to workplace relationships with your co-workers. Being unsympathetic to co-workers can be equally as detrimental as hostility and negativity. Building a positive work environment benefits you and the entire team while also allowing you to build significant business relationships.
Changing the “Us” to “We”
Theodore Roosevelt firmly believed that, “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” How true is this when it comes to the workplace environment? What can you do to change it?
- Do not pass judgment on others. Passing chronic judgment on others will only create a hostile work environment and a lack of empathy. Guidance is key, not judgment.
- Do not think of only results. If you have a “results-only thinking” mindset you will not be able to build a successful working relationship with a fellow co-worker. Outcomes are very important, but it is more important to work as a team and care about each other.
- Try not to be non-trusting. Non-trusting individuals have the most difficult time embracing others, especially in the workplace. Open up and the world will open up to you!
Care through Words and Actions
Caring is expressed through words, gestures, and actions. Be a caring person to help create a more caring work environment for yourself and others.