To get a job can be your first task after
leaving the colleges or university. However to
ensure success and climbing the corporate
ladder is completely a different ball of game.
You may witness your previous school
friends, who did not seem to be doing well in
school works, progressed well in career.
This is because, the foundation for success
in school and at work are different.
One on the elements of success at work is
building relationship, I mean professional
In school, you may be a loner, but you score
in your assignments and examinations.
At work environment, you need to produce
results and results or outcomes normally
require a team's effort. The ability to work in
team becomes a must to succeed in the
Building Teams require us to build up
relationship with the individual members. It is
not too difficult to get your colleagues to be
your side, it will only require some efforts.
We have to make the first move. All too often,
we expect the other party to start the ball
rolling. This is not going to work. One of the
best way is to develop genuine interest in
people and feel happy with others success.
Send them congratulation message or card.
Be quick to show appreciation and true liking
for the job done by other
Be courteous to everyone from the lowest to
the highest positions, even if the other party
seem to be not knowledgeable or says the
Speak clearly, you can express yourself better
by using the positive body languages. Be vary
about the tone of your voice and select the
appropriate words for the situation
A smile is more often will attract positive
reaction from others. They will feel more
comfortable to reach to you. You will be more
attractive and pleasant with a smile on your
face. It will also change your mood and
attitudes and effect others around you. This
will help to improve relationship with others.
Learn to cultivate sense of humour, it will be
an awkward situation more bearable and help
to change miserable outlook and make it
more cheerful. Humour can build up cheerful
situation at the work place and make the
relationship fun and enjoyable. Do not take
your self too seriously and there are time
when we can laugh at our own mistakes.
The Key to getting along with others is to
make them feel important. If you new to the
organisation, remembering the names and
pronouncing it correctly will help in your
relationship. Try to understand their views,
feelings, experiences and needs. Respect
their style, because there may be areas which
we are not aware of.
Remember to treat yourself well. You must
like yourself and be comfortable with it.
There are things which you want to change,
take time to work on it. If you treat yourself
well, other will do similar thing.
Blog site: http://jobsskills-joha.blogspot.com/
Resouce: Strategic Career Plan
The author had work with an international airline
for more than 35 years, the last 10 years
in Training and development.