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  • Writer's pictureLatoya Patterson-Spencer

Workplace Connections

🌟 Build strong social connections and improve your performance! 🌟

Did you know that strong social connections at work can significantly improve job satisfaction and performance? Harvard Business Review has some valuable insights to help you create meaningful relationships in the workplace. Here are the key takeaways:

1️⃣ Stop making excuses: Recognize that building connections may feel uncomfortable, but that discomfort is crucial for personal growth. Don't use introversion as an excuse; take small steps to change your behavior.

2️⃣ Start small: Focus on one or two people and look to make a connection with them. Choose colleagues you have things in common with and who are approachable.

3️⃣ Make time for relationships: Don't let a busy schedule prevent you from nurturing connections. Block off time in your calendar to talk, have lunch, or coffee with colleagues.

4️⃣ Ask questions: Use curiosity to create a shared psychological space with your colleagues. Show genuine interest in their work, interests, and projects.

5️⃣ Engage before meetings: Connect before content. Meetings can be an opportunity for meaningful connection. Gradually build rapport with your colleagues before tackling the agenda.

6️⃣ Be authentic: Build connections authentically, and avoid faking interest for personal gain. Your colleagues will sense if you aren’t being authentic.

👉 Whether you work remotely or in-office, building social ties is essential for your well-being and success at work. Take the initiative to connect with your colleagues; it's just a relationship away from achieving your goals. Check out the full article by Harvard Business

Review for more in-depth insights on building social connections at work. 📚

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Jul 21, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Very informative, and such a realistic approach!

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