Every interaction is a valuable opportunity.

On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the best, let’s rate ourselves for each statement: I make a difference on my team, I’m refreshing to work with, and I’m always willing to lend a hand. Now, how would your coworkers rate you? When it comes to relationships with colleagues, every interaction counts. In this episode, our host Dr. Janet Pilcher shares tips for managing good working relationships with our colleagues.

This episode answers questions such as:

  • What can we do when someone asks us for help?
  • What might we want to avoid saying or doing when a coworker asks for our help?
  • How do we key message a response to manage a good working relationship with our coworkers?

Featured Episode Resources

Building Trust with New Teams

What is a team without trust? It's likely, if you're leading a newly formed or restructured team, that there is a demand for the team to hit the ground running and produce results. While it’s true that we need our teams to be agile and ready to get to work, it’s also true that trust is the foundation of effective relationships which leads to organizational success. Without trust teams are unable to perform well.

Emotional Bank Account

Our emotional bank accounts are the trust we’ve earned through strong relationships with our employees and colleagues. Think of an emotional bank account just like you think of your financial bank account. If you are operating in the negatives, that is probably a bad sign. Deposits and withdrawals are made from emotional bank accounts during our daily conversations and interactions with each other.

Tips for Effective Listening with Teams

When we gather in groups or for workplace meetings, it can be more difficult to focus on listening than it is during one-on-one conversations. There are more distractions in a group setting and possibly more voices to focus on. Having effective listening skills can be significant if you want to contribute to the ideas and decisions that are being discussed. Use the following tips to strengthen your group listening skills.

Welcome New Team Members

You've screened, interviewed and selected the best talent. When it comes time for their first day remember new employees often feel completely overwhelmed. Research shows that up to 20% of turnover takes place within an employee's first 45 days of employment, and more than 50% of employees who leave their jobs do so within the first 12 months on the job. What can you do to make new employees feel comfortable, welcome and secure?

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