Wellness Wednesday | Healthy Relationships at Work
It's Wellness Wednesday. This week: we're talking about having healthy relationships at work and the tips you can try at the workplace.
Whether it’s virtual or in-person, most of us spend 40-plus hours each week at work. Emails and happy hours aside, work often comes with lots of collaboration with our coworkers. Like them or not, work is a whole lot easier when you’ve got good coworkers in your corner. Read through these tips to learn how better navigate the workplace and build healthier relationships with your fellow coworkers.
Talk & listen
Poor communication affects productivity, which has cost corporations over $37 billion in recent years. Communication is a give and take—it’s just as important to vocalize your own feelings as it is to be sure you’re listening to your coworkers’ feelings. Communication is a key asset to a successful business. Encourage open-door policies, schedule one-on-one time to build relationships, show vulnerability, and find a to work on a level playing field so your coworkers feel comfortable voicing their opinions.
Root for your coworkers’ successes, which boosts morale and brings up the energy in the office. This positive social interaction increases comfort levels and helps people to open up to one another. Whether you’re in a leadership position or not, establishing mutual support will gain you respect from your coworkers and can lead to more productivity.
Be loyal and trustworthy
Step up when your coworkers need it. Being consistent and demonstrating trustworthiness will go a long way in the workplace. An important piece of being loyal and trustworthy includes avoiding gossip. Because we spend so much time with our coworkers, it’s easy to overshare about our personal lives, but those private secrets can become public knowledge quickly if you’re not careful. Try your best to ignore rumors you hear and monitor your own conversations.