Establishing Supportive Networks and Communities - Foster better relations

You might wonder how to thrive in today's fast-paced and interconnected world, where collaboration, feedback, and work-life balance play vital roles in our productivity and well-being. Today, we'll share valuable insights on how we can develop collaborative relationships, use feedback as a powerful tool for growth, and find a delicate balance between work and life.

We’re going to cover:

  • How to develop collaborative relations​
  • Feedback as a development tool — how to ask for it, how to offer it​
  • Work - life balance and its importance in being productive​

How to Develop Collaborative Relations​

Communication for Collaborative Relations - IOAn Method

  • Intention
  • Openness
  • Active Listening
  • Non-Defensive Communication

Feedback as a development tool - how to ask for it, how to offer it

Asking for feedback:

  • Be specific and contextual
  • Choose the right timing 
  • Ask open-ended questions
  • Be open to constructive criticism
  • Express gratitude

Offering feedback:

  • Be specific and objective
  • Balance positive and constructive feedback
  • Offer developmental suggestions
  • Check for understanding
  • Be supportive and encouraging

Work-life balance and its importance in being productive

  • Set boundaries
  • Prioritize tasks
  • Make time for personal activities
  • Embrace technology
  • Flexible work hours

Bonus read: The 3 Elements of Trust

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller

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