A good direction in your business, and therefore its success, is largely the ability to create and maintain social relationships, whether they are more ephemeral or more lasting and deeper.
In the workplace, anyone should be able to have a conversation with their colleagues and clients, and have a good attitude with them; but unfortunately it is not the most common. That is why we must learn to manage the way we interact with others.
There are some basic rules when it comes to building social relationships, which will be useful to us on a daily basis. Interacting with your coworkers in a positive way is crucial.
Identify the presence of your classmates
We mean to greet or recognize the other person who is close to you. A smile or a look is enough to show that you have seen that person, basically nothing but good education.
Work with the conversation
Starting the conversation yourself by telling your own experiences or asking the other person about your life is a good way to improve social relationships. In this way you will demonstrate your inclination to know that person more. By finding something that interests you or that you have in common, you will be creating the basis for future interactions.
Do not forget to observe the details and focus on them, but always avoiding judging.
Share a bit of yourself
A conversation is not only based on asking and listening, it is an interaction between two people, in which both can and should contribute their views.
In this way, we must try not to fall into an “interrogation” and reveal our own feelings and opinions at the same time , since this will allow us to see our own perspective and create a true connection.
It is the basic quality to develop when interacting with other people and that can be demonstrated in different ways. We refer to the ability to put ourselves in the place of the other person, and show a real interest in connecting with them. This desire is also demonstrated through our body gestures and facial expressions; such as smiling or bowing are examples of nonverbal language that convey an idea of attention for what the other person expresses.
These tips will not help us, if we are not able to correctly attend to what our interlocutor is trying to convey to us.
If we join a conversation that has already begun, it is best to keep an eye on the rest of the people who participate and what they are commenting on. It is at the moment in which they arrive at a pause when you will be better received, and if you ask questions about what they have said and even offer a comment in reference to their statements, you will show true interest in your colleagues or clients.
Now is the time to implement all these tips and achieve with an open attitude, that your customers and colleagues are willing to collaborate, that they are more receptive to new opinions and challenges that there is a great working environment to achieve the success of your company.