One cannot underestimate the value of camaraderie. The more we value each other, the better we all work together.
It never ceases to amaze me how so few people actually get this concept.
The fact is if we do not feel what we are doing has some value to others (and ourselves), then our will to work collaboratively for the good of everyone just dissipates. It disappears.
The Unhealthy Result
We all needs friends be it at work or outside of work. It is part of human nature.
While work friends may be different to outside of work friends we all need people to talk to and to share the good, the bad and the trivial with.
If we cannot do this, we bottle things up inside and unhealthy stress is the result.
The Nature Of Bullying
Bullying also causes unnecessary stress.
This is usually done by people who have low self-esteem, feel insecure in their job, are pressured in their work by those above or believe they are better than they are at their job.
They try to compensate for their own insecurities or short falls in the belief that bullying someone else will make them feel more powerful, look better than they are or make them feel better…
When in actual fact, the opposite occurs.
You will never get anyone to work well or better through fear. It is not possible.
It just builds up resentment, anger, and frustration that works against you rather than for you.
Conflict In Your Organization
How do handle conflict in your organization?
Do you face conflict and deal with it or do you avoid it?
Do you let it fester or manage it?
Have a look at this video on transferring conflict into collaboration in healthcare:
The Importance Of Workplace Culture
So what sort of culture do you have in your workplace?
Is it a collaborative or divisive?
Is it one of universal respect or a dog eat dog mentality?
Is it one where everyone contributes and is respected for the contribution they make… where everyone wins or do you work on a lose, lose principle?
How To Turn It Around
Have you considered what makes people feel good about their work?
Well if you watch this video of the same name, just may make you consider your employees and or peers more (Really worth watching if you want to get the best out of your staff)…
Now to follow on from camaraderie, let’s look at what makes successful groups.
Successful groups are those that have a high degree of social connectedness where people talk to each other and get to know each other. A group that fosters helpfulness because when the going gets tough it will be helpfulness that pulls you through.
A workplace that develops and fosters a culture of helpfulness is far more successful that a culture that rewards stars.
So developing camaraderie among your staff, where a culture of helpfulness and encouragement will give a company momentum and makes them robust.
What creates a successful group? Have a look at this video…
The answers may surprise you!