Creating Effective Relationships
An Ideal Relationship
Creating effective relationships begin with an ideal relationship. An ideal relationship is often perceived as a very delicate thing, which requires extra effort to support. A relationship can give security and can be long lasting despite many trials. Building an effective and lasting relationship is a necessity for several reasons.
Society is defined as a web of relationships
Which requires all parties to work together to meet a common goal. Having a good relationship where cooperation and respect are manifested, can work to make society better. In this way each member works for the good of the whole and towards achieving a common goal.
Effective and efficient relationships require parties to openly express their feelings and positions on all matters pertinent to the relationship.
Understanding the other parties’ feelings and their position creates effective and efficient relationships. The easiest method to understand what’s important to another is, to ask what they want. Then listen carefully to the response. When this is achieved, each feels the importance given to them.
Respect is the key to any relationship. In order to create an effective relationship, parties should treat one another with respect.
Respect is the very foundation for a great relationship. This means respect yourself as well as others. Another key in forming an effective relationship is to directly address differences.
We can show respect by effectively listening to the other party. You can show respect to other parties by confirming that they’re doing everything they can. The opposite of respect is to quickly form judgments based on unfounded facts or prejudice.
Work toward a win-win solution for both parties.
This can be done when at least one party acknowledges the relationship is important. Each member should then exert more time, effort and energy to understand the other person’s needs.
Listening without preconceived ideas. This is important if members are to understand the other.
Informal discussions are conducive for developing an atmosphere where each person can express their feelings as needed. When parties fail to express whatever is on their mind or their feelings, this can hinder an effective relationship.
Human nature is only one segment of this. However some things in a relationship may include:
- A history of stereotyping or mistrust,
- blaming the other person or party for a strained relationship,
- excluding the other party’s feelings when focusing on a task,
- without clear or defined objectives,
- roles and expectations of each party in a relationship
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