"The importance of relationship building is enormous. Making and maintaining contacts across levels aids in driving results in our worklife"
It is not very difficult to touch people as we move across our career graph. Building friendships at workplace or business circle is increasingly becoming a bygone concept. It is easy to behave robotic and meet new people in jobs without caring much about them. We seem to be disregarding the fact that constructing and maintaining relationships can be beneficial to us in our personal as well as professional lives. It can actually drive results.
If you feel suffocated with the same lot of people and feel the need to have fresh conversations then try on a new pair of shoes. Obviously, the routine you are following does not allow you to meet up with new interesting individuals. You therefore will have to try different walks of life to expand your networking list and build contacts. For e.g. take interest in a new game like squash, enrol yourself in music and dance classes and see new faces - people who share similar interests. You will be surprised to find how easy it is and how small the world is when somebody who knows somebody leads to a thick relationship.
One of the worst kept secrets about leadership is probably the importance of relationship-building. The more people you meet, the more ideas you get and the more successful you become. As opposed to sticking with a narrow group which offer mundane thinking. It is amazing to see the amount of information, wisdom and knowledge exchange minds.
Interacting with them also gives you an insight to where you stand in the competition. You get to know whether your accomplishments are enough to sail you through in times to come or do you have to slave more to get the best in life. It also helps you to differentiate from others. It pushes you to get an edge over the others. It makes you value the different opinions/learning of people from varied backgrounds.
Relationship building also helps in attaining better results at work. When diverse and smart people come together to accomplish something, the result is bound to be spectacular. Brainstorming sessions gives birth to equal number of questions as compared to answers. You may not have all the answers but you will strive to find them which will make refine you in the process.
The act of reaching out to people and giving positive vibes makes you a great people’s person. Building relationship with your team members helps you attain an informal tone with them. This avoids any frivolous issues which might hamper team productivity