Healthy relationships, within an organisation can serve to improve communication, teamwork and trust. As a leader, you can reinforce a culture of healthy relationships through setting strong expectations around the following three components.
3) Cooperation and Teamwork
When your team has regard for each other, and is truly invested in the success of each individual, true cooperation and teamwork will follow. As the leader, reinforce teamwork, through clear goals, roles and accountabilities. Some teamwork happens in formal team arrangements, but most is in the informal cooperation that happens, day to day. Actively connect your direct reports with others within the team and in other departments to increase empathy for others’ roles and challenges, but also to develop better communication within and between departments.
As you reinforce these three components of healthy relationships, you Nurture Growth that builds trust, communication and true teamwork.