How to Build Effective Relationships
Society is defined as a web of associations, which requires all parties to work and contribute their share in order to achieve a common goal. Having a relationship that is good, where cooperation and respect are manifested, can make society work much better.
In this way, every member works for the good of the whole. This can only be achieved with effective and efficient relationships.
“The easiest way to appreciate what is significant to another person is to ask them what they want and LISTEN to what they have to say.”
Effective relationships require people to openly convey their feelings and positions on all matters important to the relationship.
In order to build a more effective relationship, people must treat each other with respect. We can show respect just by listening to the other party and by trying genuinely to comprehend how they function. This also means respecting yourself.
One more key area in forming an effective relationship is to tackle differences of the other person openly.
Work towards a “win-win” solution for everyone involved, while developing an atmosphere where everyone can express their feelings when they need to.
People should be aware that certain things exist naturally but should be controlled in any dealings in any relationship. Human nature is one. Some of these things found in a relationship also include a history of stereotyping or mistrust, blaming the other person for a strained relationship, excluding the other person's feelings when focusing on a task, and not having clear and defined objectives, roles and expectations of each person in a relationship.
Relationships are important to anyone, addressing issues and problems right away is a must to further improve the relationship. As they say 'No man is an Island'. Working together works for the whole - and that is what is most important.