Imagine going to work and finding that your co-workers are not friendly at all. Imagine working in an environment where good relationships don’t exist, and where no body works as a team even if they have the same goals. I believe that no one will be motivated to work in this kind of an environment.
Why, in my opinion, human relationships are important in business? Because they are the key for success: an organization that takes in consideration not only technical and conceptual skills, but also interpersonal skills, since the moment of recruitment and selection, will count with productive collaborators.
These kinds of organizations usually don’t face interpersonal conflicts, and their attendance index is high. In addition they also record fewer accidents at work and their turnover is lower. These organizations have a great commitment to maintaining high quality standards and high productivity, just because of the fact of having a highly motivated team.
It is obvious that in order to count with good human relationships within organizations, it is critical to identify and select candidates with excellent interpersonal skills. But also companies must acknowledge the value of their personnel and strive to treat them fairly and with equity. They should provide their employees with a good working environment, fair compensation, recognition, open communication, empowerment, and opportunities for training and development. All this will allow both sides to achieve their objectives and goals.
For sure, good human relations help companies to increase efficiency and to achieve their goals with greater determination. They also make it easier to adjust to existing changes of the business world.
Are there good relations in your organization?