Developing Positive Relationships at Work | Recorded Seminar

Interpersonal relationship - Emotional intelligence

Running Time | 2h 53m

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Developing positive relationships at work is critical. In media and television depictions of the workplace, co-workers are expected to engage in dog-eat-dog office politics to get to the top. Therefore, too often real-world workplace culture is divisive and competitive in a negative way. However, having constructive, positive relationships with co-workers actually benefits everyone in the long run. First, consider how much time with co-workers influencing overall job happiness. A Globoforce study discovered that 78 percent of people who work 30 to 50 hours a week spend more time with co-workers than with their families!

Considering this, support and encouragement between work colleagues is highly important. In the same study, 74 percent of the employees surveyed who hadn’t celebrated achievements with their co-workers said they were more likely to leave their jobs. This encouragement leads to higher levels of productivity and job satisfaction. The University of British Columbia conducted surveys of more than 100,000 people in Canada and around the world. They found that a positive increase in a worker’s relationship with the boss and co-workers leads to increases in productivity and salary.

This course will teach participants how to develop relationships with co-workers that are supportive, constructive, encouraging, and free from negative drama or conflict. As a result, employees will create a more harmonious office space, be able to work through disagreements, find more team solidarity, and ultimately have more job satisfaction This 3-hour instructor-led recorded seminar offers workplace tips, self-assessment exercises, real-life scenarios, practice activities, and more.

Key topics

  • How integrity, consistency, confidence, concern, and time are used to build trust.
  • Relating to others by getting to know colleagues as individuals and building rapport.
  • How to use the golden rule to enhance relationships.
  • Identifying underlying problems in relationships and setting up boundaries for constructive conversations.
     

Participants will learn

  • Base every working relationship on a common purpose.
  • Demonstrate actions that build trust and avoid those that erode trust.
  • Model the positive relationship behaviors you seek in others.
  • Manage, not manipulate, relationships.
  • Implement strategies to improve or survive relationships.
  • Set boundaries and stand your ground.

Instructor

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Juliann has over 30 years of corporate experience in a variety of capacities including; organization development, talent management, leadership and executive development.

She has worked across a wide variety of industries and sectors including health care, hospitality, manufacturing, retail and service industries, and call center environments. Juliann has provided coaching, training and consulting around the world in over a dozen countries.

In 2013, Juliann started her own consulting and executive coaching business and has worked with many different companies including; Cargill, Bloomberg, Blue Cross Blue Shield, RE/MAX LLC, TIAA-CREF, Discover Financial Services, Travel Leaders Corporate, Choice Hotels, Warner Pacific, Kroger, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and New York Life Insurance.

Juliann holds a BA in Adult Education from the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) along with many training and facilitation certifications from various professional institutions. Her areas of expertise include: sales effectiveness and enablement, employee development, talent management, leadership development, executive development, and executive coaching.

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