How To Maintain A Good Relationship With Peers

These points can help you reach your work goals too

 
How To Maintain A Good Relationship With Peers
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Whether you work in a big organization or a small enterprise, one of the things that can really help you to have a good time at work and also be able to give your best is when you have a good relationship at the workplace.

In addition to having a good relationship with your direct bosses, it is also really crucial to have a good rapport with those who are closer to you in terms of the work you do and are your peers.

Here are a few things that can make workplace a more positive space, and help you move ahead in your career as well.

Understand Common Work Goals

You may have a particular aim of what you want to do and how you want to move ahead in life. You’ll be surprised to know that there may be others around you who think the same too. Finding out more and supporting each other in work goals can be a great experience that can help foster strong work relationships, and also help in case you are unable to do something on your own.

It has to be a give and take
It has to be a give and take

Priti Rathi Gupta is the Founder of Ishka Films and is also the Managing Director of Anand Rathi Shares and Stockbrokers. According to her, for a good working relationship, it’s important to create a nurturing bond between peers and work collaboratively towards a common goal.

Adding Value To Work And Peers

Priti also adds that it is always important to not just ‘take’ in a professional relationship, but also ‘give’ – it can pay off to always be mindful of how you can add value to the lives of those around you, whether personally or professionally. When you work as a team, not only will it be beneficial for the company, but for you as well.

Have Open And Honest Communication

Instead of being judgmental and shutting yourself off from someone you don’t immediately connect with, try and reach out with a direct way of communication. Good and clear communication between peers can be the foundation of a productive and happy relationship, feels Priti, and can make it easier to sort out uncomfortable conversations and solve problems. Your peers are people who lead a life of their own, with their own aspirations and goals, so try and see the good in them.

In addition to all of this, quit the blame game and take up responsibility sometimes. This will make your colleagues trust and respect you, and it can be easier to mix in and work together.