We don’t live in a vacuum or work in isolation. Even in this fast-paced modern world, we are always communicating with others around us in some way. We are used to modern electronic gadgets but we fail to realize that the main gadget used by us unknowingly is our state of mind! Since so many of our waking hours are spent working, a great deal of our lives are spent interacting with co-workers, clients and customers. The ability to use effective interpersonal skills helps us build not just better relationships with others, but makes working with them more enjoyable.
Below listed quote: re-iterating the value of ‘interpersonal skills’ at work:
“The people with whom you work reflect your own attitude. If you are suspicious, unfriendly and condescending, you will find these unlovely traits echoed all about you. But if you are on your best behavior, you will bring out the best in the persons with whom you are going to spend most of your working hours.” – Beatrice Vincent
The ability to communicate and connect with others at work will make us happier. It will help us build a sense of community and gain the support of others when we need it. The origin of all effective relationships resides within ourselves. It begins with our ability to value others (Do we do that?) and use the interpersonal skills needed to demonstrate that. We offer our client companies’ personnel – soft skills development and behavioral training – through our consultancy firm to inculcate an ability in them to use inter-personal skills effectively!!
(The Author is Director/Proprietor, Rambuna Consultants, specializing in recruitment services, corporate training and new business start ups assistance)