When there’s a disconnection between team members…
The right amount of fun is crucial to strengthening your relationship with colleagues which ultimately leads to workplace happiness. So, why not suggest having team activities, with everyone taking turns to plan an experience to enjoy together? From virtual happy hour to candle and fragrance making, everyone will have a chance to share their interests with the team.
Communication at work isn’t only about professional relationships, but personal ones, too. So, try small gestures such as saying hello when you come into the office or sharing stories of your weekend to establish rapport and genuine interpersonal relationships at work. When you feel safe with each other, age or other differences are not prioritised, but rather embraced.
“The goal is to foster a collaborative, not competitive, environment in which everyone can thrive,” says Yong. Each person has a different narrative on life, but having shared experiences will build trust and encourage the team to welcome the diversity of interests and thoughts, creating a safe and happy workplace for all.
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