Trust is at the core of our capacity to truly connect with others personally and cooperate, negotiate, and resolve conflicts at the workplace.
Work relationships are one of the most important aspects of our experience at work. By managing our expectations towards them and showing cooperation, we can ensure that we reap all their positives and avoid feeling let down and disappointed.
Manager – employee relationship is crucial to our well-being at the workplace. So it is not surprising that one of the most stressful things that can happen to us at work is for our manager to change.
While vulnerability is essential for building authentic and meaningful relationships with your team, we need to prepare for its set of risks. Being vulnerable is not something that comes naturally in our society and it takes a lot of effort to overcome our conditioning.
Last time we talked about the impact one “I’m sorry” can have on your individual relationships with your team members. Today we will discuss the effect an apology may have on the team culture you are trying to build.
There are many articles about the art of saying “no,” and you will probably see a post about it here soon too. But I wanted to focus on another phrase we often have trouble uttering – “I am sorry.” And since it turned out that I have had a heap of failures and reasons to apologize, I will dedicate three posts to the topic.