A new buzzword can be heard in the corporate world, “Network builds the Net Worth.”
But frankly, this is a quite old line that’s been said over and over by the top management officials and entrepreneurs.
You may have a tendency to switch company after company every year just to get a pay rise, but in the long run, it may harm you and haunt you if you don’t build a healthy or friendly relationship with your colleagues, seniors, and subordinates.
New studies conducted by various universities and independent institutes suggest that maintaining a healthy relationship or at least being friendly or nice to your coworkers is the necessary factor for your success. After all, there is no ‘I’ in the word ‘Team.’
Therefore, it will be beneficial for all of you to grow together; this way, surely and securely, you will go further.
Now, let us directly jump into the important reasons you should maintain a healthy workplace relationship with your colleagues and how that will help your professional and personal growth.
Improved Teamwork and Collaboration due to Extra Pair of Hands and More Brains.
Since childhood, we have heard and been engaged in several activities where only teamwork could save the day. Why do we forget this important lesson while working in an office?
We must admit one thing at first, that not one person can be great at everything. He/ She could be extremely knowledgeable, but knowledge is just not enough in most instances.
But most of the time, when knowledge is combined with experience, it results in great success.
Therefore, if you have a great team, no matter who you are, the leader or the rookie, you should work in cohesion. This reduces the workloads and provides a learning opportunity for everyone.
You may have learned new things; your coworkers will gather some new knowledge, and all of you will bond and grow as a better team.
Furthermore, more members in a team will increase brain power. Not every day, your brain runs at 100%, and it is true for your colleagues too.
But when you brainstorm on something, it will take less time to solve the problem and increase successful collaborations.
No matter how further Artificial Intelligence has walked, companies still require higher human resources to get work done.
In every company, every project is completed by one or more teams. If the internal understandings and mentality of the team members involved in a project are great, the projects are likely to get completed with success.
The more internal understandings between the team members are there, the more cohesive the team becomes, ultimately improving the level of productivity as a whole. This benefits the company as sometimes, even a lack of productivity from a single employee can create troubles in the workflow.
Due to proper collaboration and good teamwork, the employees become friendlier, which also increases productivity levels.
Increased productivity also improves work culture in the office. This is because increased productivity improves the success rate at work, and a high success rate improves the employees’ mental health.
This is Important For Mental Health.
Apart from the buzzwords previously discussed, some others are also highlighted too much: ‘Toxic Workplace’ and ‘Toxic Work Culture.’
Here, we all must take a note on mental health. No workplace, whether a government or a private job, toxic people make workplaces hell. They make good employees leave the company and reduce the productivity levels of others by creating unforeseen mental obstacles.
Sometimes, good people unknowingly become toxic to others and later themselves. There are many ways one can deal with this but keeping an open mind and listening to everyone in the team can really help to identify and solve this problem, and the solution is just being nice and a little more appreciative towards your colleague when they give or pitch a nice idea or get a job done. Yes, you can reduce mental stress for each other in the team by just being the nice guy.
You will be free from mental stress; you will be able to share your workloads, and those toxic people we talked about can’t hurt you if you are nice to them. No matter how bad a person is, conscience still prevents us from doing anything wrong and immoral.
Having great mental health will positively affect your physical health, and with a freer mind, you will be more productive at work.
Improvement in Organizational Culture and Structure.
No matter how big or small, every organization follows a certain work culture and structure to run the day-to-day operations. In a company where the work culture is great, people are friendlier to each other, and less work stress has the untapped potential for success and growth.
Better work culture is also successful for retaining the top employees, increasing morale among the employees, and more caring towards the company and other coworkers.
All these great things can be achieved by promoting better and healthier personal relationships.
Many people do not want to mix their personal life with their professional life, and they are right at their point. But when you spend 8 to 10 hours every day and 5 to 6 days a week, a better relationship can make your workplace a really better place.
As the pandemic is still at large, maintaining a healthy relationship with your coworkers will boost your productivity even from your home.