Monday Motivation E-Tip: Fix Workplace Relationship Problems

How to Motivate & Reward Employees
E-Tip of the Week: Overcome bad rapport for 
better results.
You won’t hit it off with everyone, and as a manager, you will have some difficult and unpopular decisions to make. To turn those bad vibes around, try these steps:

Define a goal of trying to improve working relationships to find agreeable solutions
Have a frank and private conversation about the relationship problems, and then focus on the issues causing the problems. Example:

“Kristen, I feel like we’ve gotten off on the wrong foot on this project. It seems like whenever I have a suggestion, you nix it without really listening in full to the idea. Now my ultimate goal is to complete
this project successfully, AND for you and I to have a respectful
working relationship. What do we need to do to get there?”

Focus on improving the way you and the other person communicate and treat each other.
You need to be the one to initiate and maintain this positive change.

 

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