How to maintain good relationships in the work place

“Communication is the life line of any relationship. Without it, the relationship will starve itself to death.” – Elizabeth Bourgeret

Employee morale and productivity go hand in hand, as such, there is always a need in a business organization for maintaining good employee morale in the work place. Employee morale can be established well if management works in the most constructive terms to build effective and meaningful relationships with the employees. Similarly, it is important for employees to develop and maintain strong relationships with one another, so that the business goals and objectives may be attained by mutual help and assistance. Thus, establishing and maintaining strong and effective relationships is one of the most important things that a business management as well as employees can do. Below are some useful tips on improving relationships in the work place.

As managers are treated out of deference, so the employees need be treated as individuals without making any discrimination on the basis of race, color age, creed, religion and sex. This will enable the management to develop positive relationships between management and the employees.

It all depends, to a great extent, how one perceives the situations. To a manager an employee is an efficient one, but to other management person the same employee may be inefficient. However, if a manger observes his subordinate does not produce the desired results, he should not show such behavior which is morally wrong. Rather, he should talk to him in person and make him aware of his incapable performance allowing him to improve his performance to the desired level. It must be noted that employees should be treated fairly and without favoritism.

One of the best ways is to set the clear objectives to be attained, communicate expectations and monitor constantly if the results are being produced in a way as intended or not. In case there are deviations, employees should be guided effectively and efficiently, so that they can not only give the desired out come, but they can also improve their performance.

Management persons should not ignore the importance of praise and recognition, as it is of great importance in the workplace. Upon every successful event or performance of the employees, their sincere efforts need be duly recognized. Depending on the situations, praise and recognition should be shown by way of giving incentives, promotion or making salary increments. It must be noted that even non-financial motivational factors can play an important role, such as, using encouraging words or expressions, patting on the back of the employee, smiling pleasantly or hugging professionally etc.

Energetic, talented, competent, employees are valuable assets to any organizations. As such, their relationships should be cherished and their talents should be retained in the organization. This would lead to give them higher positions or pay raise they deserve.

It must be noted that the essential elements of a healthy relationship with anyone include: positive attitude outlook, effective communication, respect, trust, cares and fairness in dealings. If these things are maintained firmly, then, not only there establishes a good relationship, but it remains as the significant one in the long run.

It is important for both managers and the employees that gaining personal objectives, preferential treatment or bias or prejudice should not intervene the way how the activities are being carried out in the workplace normally. Thus, both managers and workers should develop such organizational culture in which they offer guidance and assistance respectively to perform the job roles and responsibilities better, so that the predetermined goals and objectives of a business organization can be accomplished effectively and efficiently developing win win relationships.

Written by:
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (PhD-Management)
MA-English, MPhil-English
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming
Certificate course in English language proficiency
Level 1 – Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Pursuing CMA-USA
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India


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