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Building relationships at work

Building and maintaining good working relationships with people at work are important.

These include:

  • Team members
  • Your manager
  • Customers or clients
  • Project team members
  • HR colleagues.

Here are some things to help you build relationships at work:

  • Focus on your communication, listening and confidence skills
  • Show your appreciation when someone supports you
  • Give feedback
  • Remaining focused on the job you need to do
  • It’s great to have friends at work but have clear boundaries for these
  • Don’t get distracted by the people around you, so that you can focus on your job
  • Avoid gossip and office politics
  • Talk to colleagues openly and honestly.

Strengthening relationships

You may find some working relationships challenging or difficult. 

When this happens try to:

  • Be professional and polite
  • Make an effort to get to know them
  • Focus on what you have in common rather than your differences
  • Remember, not all relationships will be perfect but try to make it workable.

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