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Relationship with Peers on Virtual Communication

Adjusting to virtual communication was not as complicated as maintaining a healthy relationship with peers. Social media platforms or video calls cannot match the frequency of daily office interactions with colleagues. Nonetheless, a hybrid world is a reality we need to adapt to now. In this article at Fast Company, Cameron Deatsch defines the art of building a virtual relationship with colleagues. Commit only when you can.

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Building a relationship with fellow workers, consumers, or team members requires a lot of commitment and precision. You have to act professionally as well as be empathetic. Trust is the key to relationship growth. To earn professional trust, you must be reliable, resourceful, and real. Here is what you can do to improve significant work ties with peers:

Stay Reliable

Adopt the customer service mindset to assist colleagues or juniors staff members. Make arrangements to offer support and fulfill requirements. Make efforts to deliver what you promise, be it information, data, or any research work. Always follow up to make necessary adjustments in the final deliverable.

Be Resourceful

Develop an understanding of what your fellow workers or team members want from you. Learn about the barriers obstructing their way. Ask questions or make efforts to uncover the possible challenges suffered by employees in meeting deadlines. Be a good listener and offer maximum support using your resources and professional connections.

Remove Barriers

Be proactive in offering help and removing tasks or other obstacles restricting peer progress. Discuss the skill or knowledge gap with colleagues or junior staff to help them with possible training programs. Connect with stakeholders or clients to help team members understand and deliver desired outcomes.

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