Updated: May 31
Author: Andreas Theodosiou
Date of Publication: 08/11/2022
Today, companies want to improve their agility, speed, and transparency in the workplace. Employee relationships within a company appear as “employee relations”. As a result, many businesses now invest more in maintaining and enhancing employee relations. Consequently, communication between employees is an important factor. According to this, managers should enhance their teamwork and relationships with each other. For a productive workplace, the workers should feel at ease with one another. The primary responsibility of team leaders and superiors is to prevent conflicts within the team and promote positive working relationships.
In this article, we will define employee relations, discuss employee relationship management and their importance for organizational performance.
Role of Motivation in Employee Relationship
Basically, a motivated employee works better and at a much faster rate compared to others. So a company's success depends on employee motivation. A similar example would be the way a cell phone needs to be recharged periodically to work properly. So in this way, a human being requires motivation from time to time to maintain his performance level and loyalty to the organization.
However, simple phrases like "Well done," "Bravo," "Great," and "Wow" can genuinely accomplish wonders and inspire people. Be sure to let your employees know if they have performed particularly well. The workers have a friendly relationship with their supervisors because they feel competitive at work. It is never acceptable for them to disparage their co-workers or their company in public. In addition, motivated employees are happier workers. Every organization spends time and resources to convert a person into corporate stuff. If an organization is unable to keep its personnel, it will unquestionably suffer a loss. A motivated worker would remain with a company for a longer period of time and have a good relationship with his coworkers. He would avoid arguments and work diligently to meet his goals while also indirectly helping the organization. Finally, the workforce should avoid spreading unfavorable sentiment. Managers should not agitate over trivial matters and refrain from bringing their personal conflicts to work. They should understand the value of teamwork and positive relationships with coworkers in the workplace.
How can we improve relations among employees?
To get the maximum performance out of each employee, managers must encourage positive employee interactions at the workplace. While competition is necessary, it shouldn't breed animosity or any other negative attitudes among the workers. Let’s go through some steps and strategies for a healthy employee relationship in the organization.
Involve your team members: They should feel valued and necessary to the company. Responsibility must be delegated in accordance with a person's interests and obligations. Don't make them do anything. Let them take on obstacles voluntarily. To avoid conflict with their boss and coworkers, they must like what they do.
Encourage employees to collaborate with one another by sharing their work: As a result, comfort levels rise as people tend to talk to one another more and discuss issues among themselves. Allow them to collaborate and make independent decisions.
Encourage team members to communicate effectively: Poor communication may cause confusion and misunderstandings. The communication must be clear and relevant. Avoid using ambiguous language and be extremely clear about what you expect from your coworkers and the company. Don’t be disappointed without expressing it. You should speak your mind and let everyone know how you feel. It will undoubtedly avoid future quarrels among employees and enhance ties between them.
Finally, it’s clear that employee relations and job satisfaction exist in any organization. Companies that have better relationships with their staff members are able to keep them motivated. However, it is well recognized that one of the best tactics to advance the organization is keeping a solid employer-employee relationship. In this way, it seems that employees will be more devoted to the company. This happens as long as the general strategy makes them satisfied with their working conditions. So, this will increase both the organization's productivity and the performance of its employees.