Social Intelligence For More Effective Relationships.

Building relationships is a major factor of personal success in any organization. Today, the skills of collaboration trump technical expertise when it comes to getting things done and developing competitive advantages. At the same time, building relationships is becoming more challenging in the workplace than ever before.

Employees confront numerous barriers to building relationships:  Geographically dispersed teams can find it challenging to build rapportRemote employees and work-from-home arrangements make it more challenging to meet face to faceHectic, task-oriented schedules increase personal stress and leave little time to invest in genuine relationships

Some employees may be more naturally gifted at building relationships than others, but everyone can increase their own relationship-building potential by learning to understand what makes people tick and what causes relationships to form, then putting practical strategies in place to increase their own capacity to invest time in developing closer connections with others.

Skilled relationship-builders contribute distinct advantages to their organizations:  Improved communication within and between departmentsGreater collaboration and shared creativityIncreased openness and trust among co-workersStrengthened relationships with customers and suppliers

Increasing personal effectiveness is at the heart of Social Intelligence, and building relationships is at the heart of personal effectiveness. All three success factors of Social Intelligence help people to understand themselves and others more deeply, leading to more positive and effective interactions that build rapport, trust and camaraderie.