Interpersonal relations are the vital and fundamental arteries that run throughout organisations. From one-to-one discussions to team working to corporate decision making, the quality of our relationships is correlated strongly with our ability to deliver successfully. Put simply, business gets done through relationships.
With the global and complex nature of many organisations, we have to invest even more purposefully in relationships that span teams, functions, departments, products and geographies to achieve business goals.
However, the need for human connection goes way beyond business. It’s core to our well-being and even our survival. Studies show that people with strong and deep interpersonal relationships are, on average, happier, more satisfied, more motivated, live longer, have higher self-esteem and report living a more meaningful life. Relationships of substance are not a ‘nice to have’; they’re a must-have.