The right attitude is a great propeller in achieving excellent work relationship. No relationship can work without the right attitude, because that is what keeps you on a check no matter what happens. A lot of times, we find ourselves amidst individuals in our workplace who do not share the same mindset, goals and aspiration with us, and we keep wondering if these kinds of people truly exist. Yeah, they do, people build capacity to stay focus and flexible in handling some work duties and sometimes they breach trust because they want to make the other party feel important. Often times, we measure growth base on results and don’t bother to look into factors that made the results achievable.
What are the Key Values of an Excellent Work Relationship?
1. Integrity And Ethics
Simply put, the two principles of integrity and ethics translate into doing the right thing, in an honest, fair, and responsible way. Building your entire business on the foundation of honesty and integrity goes a long way into building a strong, trusting relationship with its employees, stakeholders, and customers. Truthful conduct on everyone’s part can create a strong, credible reputation of the company in the market, which is beneficial for everyone’s interests.
Without dedicated employees, a company is nothing. Period. Committed employees form the backbone of the entire corporation. They work together with the system in order to achieve growth and profitability. A company has a responsibility towards its employees and, if one of its core principles is showing utmost respect to its employees, it’s likely management will have low employee turnover. Respecting all employees means respecting their individual human rights and privacy, eliminating all kinds and forms of discrimination, whether based on religion, belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender or physical disability. Moreover, ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for all employees is an important part of giving respect to them. Many organizations across the globe adopt an attitude whereby the entire company interacts together like a close-knit family. Such an atmosphere helps boost the confidence of employees and makes them feel like an important, even indispensable, part of the organization. This inspires feelings of commitment and a drive to do even better.
3. Innovation (Not Imitation)
Companies that focus on being ahead of their competitors and introducing new ideas in the marketplace follow the principle of “innovation, not imitation.” This is crucial if a company wants to be a trendsetter and introduce new products that consumers appreciate. Employees in such companies are encouraged to be dynamic and come up with innovative ideas that can translate into successful products for the company. Constantly imitating others won’t take the business far.
The thirst to constantly improve can be achieved if one is never satisfied. Organizations that have this principle as one of their core values try to provide a dynamic platform to their employees, where they can explore their creativity and skills and further enhance themselves. While celebrating successes is an important thing, just sitting back and getting complacent over them is unacceptable for such companies. The reason why some companies habitually do well is that they know that employees are the most valuable resource. Nothing compares to an employee who is dedicated and willing to go the extra mile. This requires a company to cultivate an environment that promotes respect and frowns upon politics.
Every extra mile worth it, endeavour to streamline yourself in carrying out certain duties. Avoid burning too many bridges, though you might have to burn some. However, be careful about the ones you burn, so you must be able to digest the above key values in order to stay productive in any work environment you find yourself.