We spend a large portion of our lives at work. What can we do to build a supportive environment and healthy team relationships, especially as leaders?
One of the most important things to focus on when dealing with other people is empathy. A successful work environment is built on trust and understanding where the other people are coming from, even when, or especially when, you don’t agree. Interpersonal relationships cannot be forced. Vulnerability and open communication help to build cohesive and effective work environments.
“The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to show up when you can’t predict or control the outcome.”– Brené Brown
Nobody is perfect and no company moves in perfect sync all the time. However, when you focus on building better internal relationships, everything connected to your business benefits.