Building lasting relationships is a necessity for several reasons. For example in a group or organization, the well being of the people depends on how efficient and effective that group or organization works. The group or organization is also dependent on how the members work well with the management.
Society is defined as a web of relationships, which requires all parties to work and contribute their share in order to achieve a common goal. Having a relationship that is good and respected, can make society work better. In this way each member works for the good of the whole and towards achieving a common goal.
Understanding the other parties’ feeling and position creates an effective and efficient relationship. The easiest method to understand what is important to another party is to ask them what they want and listen to what they have to say. When the other party realizes this, they would feel the importance given to them.
Effective and efficient relationships require people to openly express their feelings and positions on all matters important in the relationship. Assuming that the other party understands our needs and give us what we need, when we need it without asking for it is not a good practice.
Respect is the key to relationship. In order to create a more effective relationship, people should treat each other with respect. We can show respect just by listening to the other party and by trying sincerely to understand how they function. You can also show respect to other parties by confirming that they are doing everything they can. Respect is the very foundation for a great relationship. This also means respecting yourself and respecting others.
Differences are another key area in forming an effective relationship. For example in a conversation where each party listens to the other party, you may observe that each is having two different perspectives. This can be done when at least one party acknowledges that the relationship is important. That party would use more time, effort and energy to understand the other party’s needs and deal with it to get it out of the way. Should they fail, it is comforting for that party to know that they tried. Effectively listening and no pre-judging are important if parties are to understand each other. Developing an atmosphere where the other party can express their feelings when they need to is essential.
Relationships of all kinds are often perceived as very delicate things that require extra effort to maintain. However, a relationship can also be something that can provide security and can also be long lasting despite many trials. What’s the best way to develop a relationship with you?