Relationship-building strategies to help you and your colleagues get along
It's often been said workplaces are much like families and, in fact, most organizations work hard to create what they call a "family atmosphere." By this we mean a harmonistic family where everyone gets along and works well together.
Yet, a workplace where everyone consistently gets along is indeed difficult to achieve. That's because at some point, someone will cause friction through their words or behaviour. For instance, one person might display a condescending attitude while another might engage in activities or comments that plainly show lack of respect. As well, envy and jealousy among workers can often arise. Any of these incidents starts a chain of events that can lead to outright war between employees.