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Did you know that treating your colleagues like family makes you more productive, because you like who you work with?
When it comes to working, professionalism, good company, and cooperation are among the top qualities to possess as you head towards the same goal, which is to succeed.
On average, we spend eight hours or more with our colleagues. The time we spend with them qualifies them somehow as our second family, with strong bonds formed over lunch breaks and team brainstorming sessions.
The relationships we have with our colleagues may not be as thick as blood runs, but they can be as deep and meaningful as those with our family.
Enjoying your work and the company you have while doing so affects your rates of being successful and productive because it counts if you actually get along with the people you work with.
How to treat colleagues like family?
Make them feel important and belonged.
Just like how you give importance to your family members, it is important to let your colleagues know that they are part of the team, who can also be 'family.'
Be kind and open to help.
It goes the same when it comes to keeping a company a tight-knit team with members who are willing to help each other should they come in the face of a challenge.
Know them better.
The more you know about your colleague, the more you'll be able to work with them better, and the more you'll be able to know how you should approach them. Just like how every member is unique, getting to know them better means getting to know their strengths and weaknesses better.
Show kindness and care.
Letting your colleagues know that you care for them forms a sense of trust which helps build a better relationship with them. Being kind goes a long way, and most of the time, the ones who need it the most won't show it.
Be patient with them.
Some people require a longer amount of time to adapt to new things and changes, and when a company faces changes, it takes patience to let these people get through the sudden shift. Being patient and willing to help them with their inquiries is better than rushing them. By offering a helping hand and showing patience, you help them learn and grow as an individual.
We don't get to choose our families, and no family is perfect. But they are still the people we seek out for and the people we lean on.
The same goes with workmates or colleagues-- we don't get to pick those whom we want to work with. However, building a good relationship with your colleagues gains you a work-family who makes you love what you do, knowing you have people who will look out for you. It makes a workplace healthier in the sense that despite each one's differences, everyone gets along well like family, and strides forward together towards a successful future.
Kongan Group of Companies believe that a team isn't just a group of people who work their heads off without a goal, but a family who cooperates with each other, hand-in-hand, towards a better future.
Along with their goals of helping more Filipinos with their needs in varying industries, Kongan Group of Companies also promote a healthy workplace culture and growth for each of their employee.