"A manager's true strength lies not only in their technical knowledge but in their ability to inspire and collaborate with others."
Being a great manager is more than meeting goals and being productive. It's about bringing out the best in people and creating a united team. One essential quality is having positive interpersonal relationships. Managers can demonstrate and show by setting a personal example and fostering collaboration.
A critical ingredient of leadership is
Collaboration because :
No one knows “everything.”
Understanding Interpersonal skills :
Enhancing managerial effectiveness through interpersonal
relationships is crucial for creating a positive work
environment. Communicating freely and encouraging the free
flow of ideas elevate your
ability to get the best out of your team members and pave
the way for personal and professional growth.
Interpersonal skills are soft skills that help us interact and build relationships at work and in our personal lives. These skills include teamwork, communication, and delegation. People with strong interpersonal skills speak and listen well and are often seen as "People Persons."
Case of Nitin - The Silent Tech Genius:
Nitin, a manager at Synchotech, was highly knowledgeable and constantly made improvements to the tech team's cloud platform. Everyone wanted him on their team, from Senior Managers to new employees. However, Nitin couldn't get promoted because he struggled to connect with his colleagues. He felt uncomfortable sharing his ideas or collaborating on projects. He preferred working alone, which hindered his career growth and frustrated him and his organisation. HR intervention came after a series of brainstorming sessions with various functional heads and several suggestions came out for the development of necessary skills
Accessible communication: The free exchange of ideas!
Communication plays a pivotal role in all types of relationships, whether it is personal or professional. Feelings must be expressed and reciprocated in relationships. In professional relationships as well as in personal ones, colleagues must communicate well for better bonding. Discuss issues face-to-face with your co-workers to reach a mutually acceptable solution.
Trust others to help them trust you. Discourage loose talk and rumour-mongering.
“Smile is a curve that straightens all lines.” Let the atmosphere ease up a little!
Open house meetups:
Brainstorming and informal getaways regularly.
Interpersonal relationships can be developed, creating a
healthy work atmosphere through skill development
It's, of course, an ongoing process that keeps improving as the organisation's unique culture.