How To Establish Productive Connections In The Workplace

Results will be achieved if employees can come together and feel good about their working connections.

There are several steps to take to make it successful in the world of business; the most important one is establishing trust to be able to rely on good working relationships.

To have a good connection with others, you need to know yourself well enough to manage and be both practical and effective with our motivations, characteristic, downfalls and strengths.

We can establish the network of connections we require if we learn what drives others and ourselves within our working partnerships.

We cannot reach the success we want without first being the greatest manager of our own internal working world. Once we understand our own emotions we are more equipped to predict, work with and connect to the emotions of our colleagues around us.

Know Yourself.

To create and develop working relationships we want to secure in the workplace we need to know how to work with and manage our own emotions first before we take time to inspect ourselves and recognize the vulnerabilities and insecurities that may be holding us back.

Understanding our own personality is the key to identifying what we need to do to change and work on connecting with others better.

Personality is everything when it comes to business. People with an insensitive personality might feel misunderstood, and it’s defiantly not going to be a good connection if the people we work with or work under us can’t stand us. We need to look at our relationship skills that work and the ones that don’t work then work hard to at softening the edges of our personalities where conflict occurs.

Personality conflicts can push opportunities away. To be able to lead ourselves successfully through relationships we need to establish a balance between pushing hard and then knowing when to pull back.

You can’t manage or predict other people’s emotions until you are able to effectively manage and understand your own.


Mindfulness basically means awareness. We need to be aware of ourselves and what impact we have towards others, otherwise it will be very hard for us to achieve the meaningful and supporting network we want to create.

Most people don’t realise they are holding themselves back from been even more successful because they are so self orientated and focused in their work.                                           We need to be mindful when it comes to others responding to us and watch how this is done especially when there is conflict.

We have to understand and take on board that even the calm, placid, rational people can lose their way of thinking straight when in a conflicting situation. So in the face of conflict try to listen rather than speaking as this allows us to take time because listening puts us in a proactive rather than a reactive state of mind.


Understanding Emotion

Emotions can rise but they can also fall they tend to follow a logical pattern. We are able to manage our emotions effectively with self examination. When negative emotions strike we need to refrain from acting out the emotional wave this will take a lot of self resistance but we need to allow ourselves to come back from this reactive place so we can take on board what is happening before we respond.

When positive emotions strike we don’t want to make irrational decisions in this wave either, just because you’re buzzing, happy and feeling brilliant. Establishing connections requires emotional management which means we need to practice looking at the bigger picture and how that picture impacts on everyone and not just on you.

Utilizing Emotion To Make A Connection.

Different emotions help us to connect in many different ways with different people. By learning to guide our own emotions we will find it easier to identify and work with co workers and superiors emotional states. All connections are emotional based. Once we have worked out our co-workers and superiors emotional patterns we can then establish a deeper and more dependable working relationships with them. For example when you know each other’s emotional patterns you will both know when to push each other and when to give one another the space you require.


Using Emotions To Motivate.                                                                  

To manage our emotions and the emotions of others, we must maintain morale by getting our co-workers and superiors to think less about themselves and more about their team.

Emotions are what get us to move on anything.

We must use our emotions to get our co-workers motivated to achieve the goals. We can use our emotions to let them know how important it is to work together as one to get the bigger goals set out in front of us completed.

The important elements in creating the confidence, enthusiasm and discipline of a person or group are speed and adaptability – the ability to move and make decisions faster than our co-workers so we can give them a clear idea of what the bigger picture might looks like.

We all use our emotions to show rewarding results been achieved. When this happens we all come together and connect with a real good feeling. All the best connections are produced when hard work is been put in, working together, and also having fun.

We use our emotions to bond with each other as a team and superiors as a way to making goals achievable, meaningful and impactful experience.

Businesses with happy, healthy employees benefit from higher workplace energy levels, increased levels of staff morale, increased productivity, better job satisfaction and staff retention, which naturally, in turn impacts on the efficiency and profitability of your business.

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