Build Bonds to Build a Great Organisation
Connecting with people may be an easy task to some, but for others, it can be a big problem, especially if you are a leader. People have different personalities, different goals, and different motivations in life. As a leader, you should know this in order to better understand your people. Being able to understand every single one of them could help you connect and build better bonds. You may think that this is unnecessary, but this will greatly affect their performance, thus affecting the productivity of your organisation.
If you think that you lack in this competency of Emotional Intelligence, Building Bonds, here are some pointers on how you can develop it further:
- Analyse how your relationships with colleagues, direct reports, and others in the organisation impact your success.
- Ask for feedback on what blocks or hinders your effectiveness at building relationships.
- Meet informally (coffee, breakfast, lunch) with co-workers on a regular basis, and use this as an opportunity to learn more about their role in the organisation and how you might help them.
- Offer to help your colleagues when they are facing work overload.
- Ask for assistance or counsel when you need advice or support.
- Beware of becoming too task-focused and detail-oriented; be sure to focus on people as well.
- Attend your organisation’s events (holiday parties, summer picnics, award ceremonies, etc.)
- Develop relationships in your professional community by attending professional conferences and contacting key people in your industry.
- Engage in community activities and connect with business leaders and elected officials.
- Organise activities that could develop camaraderie like team building.
Once you have developed the competency of Building Bonds, building rapport with your people and colleagues will now be a lot easier. You will now be able to improve your organisation by cultivating and maintaining extensive networks to exchange ideas and rally support. When trust and respect is developed between the organisation, productivity will likely increase. The reason for this is the environment of the workplace greatly affects the performance of an employee. If harmony and bonds are present, then work will come easier and tasks will be achieved faster and with greater quality of work.
As a leader, you should understand that the center of any organisation is its people. Developing relationships with them, nurturing their abilities, helping them when they are facing challenges at work, and developing open communication with them will surely make them feel important. Having a great organisation will depend on how great your people are. So, connect with them and see where that takes you.
At People Builders we have a team of expert trainers and coaches who can help you and your team in Building Bonds. Contact us today for a quick chat to see how we can partner with you to train and coach you and your team.