Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tips to develop alliances

Here are ten tips to develop work alliances that will help you accomplish your work mission:

Treat your allies as equals.

Effective communication forms the foundation for a positive work alliance.

Exhibit total professionalism: Never participate in gossip or in discussing the business of coworkers behind their backs.

Spend time with your allies: Be available to listen, to strategize and to occasionally eat lunch together.

When working on a project together, always put forth your best efforts.

Choose your battles wisely: Learn to give in sometimes.

Keep your promises: It is a matter of developing trust.

Resolve any conflicts or disputes at your earliest opportunity.

Be an ally: Support your colleague’s ability to accomplish his or her mission, too.

Never back-stab or blind-side an ally. If you have a problem with their actions, talk to your ally directly.

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