Importance of Building Bonds in an Organisation
Are you more tired or stressed out at work? Why do you think that is? An extreme workload? It’s possible. How strong is the bond between you and your co-workers? If your answer to that question is in the negative, then maybe your relationship, or lack thereof, with the people you work with is the cause of your problem.
When we were kids, most of our time was spent in school. Some of the kids’ performance depend on how well-connected they were with their classmates. Having a great relationship with the people from school can lead to more motivation to study, more engagement in school activities, and more avenues for them to develop themselves. The same goes for adults in a workplace. Having a great relationship with our colleagues can help us create an environment that motivates us to do our best.
Here are some of the benefits of developing the competency of Building Bonds in and outside of the workplace:
Loneliness and social isolation are said to be linked to depression and poorer health, while having strong bonds can lead to a healthier and longer life by reducing stress and heart-related diseases.
Self-love and self-care
By having strong relationships, you will start to feel good about yourself and be keener to practice self-care. Now that you know that there are people who value you, you will also start to believe and love yourself as much as these people do.
Building bonds especially at work creates a harmonious and healthy environment for you to work in. In turn, this will help you become more engaged and productive at work. You will feel more in control and less stressed out at work knowing that you have people around you that have your back.
Break the Negative Cycle
Having a terrible relationship with other people, especially at work, will result in a negative reception of your co-workers and the people around you. This can lead to conflicts and misunderstandings, thus decreasing productivity and engagement. Building strong bonds will ultimately break this cycle at work and will help create a better working environment.
Developing this competency of Building Bonds will have a great impact, not just on you, but on the people you work with. Some organisation leaders take this for granted because their concern only lies in making a profit. This is a critical error for without the bonds of people, the entire foundation of the organisation will slowly collapse and lose all its strength.
NIH psychologist and relationship expert Dr. Valerie Maholmes said it best:
“We can’t underestimate the power of a relationship in helping to promote well-being.”
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.