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Building Better Work Relationships

Discover the secrets to effective communication and relationship building in the workplace with this results-oriented course. Gain the skills to build trust, influence others, and maximize productivity through conscious communication strategies. Take your career to new heights by mastering the art of building better work relationships.

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Description

What you'll learn in this communications course:

Building Better Work Relationships: New Techniques for Results-Oriented Communication

In a complex environment, work is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of many. Differences are a positive force if you know how to harness them.

Your ability to develop good interpersonal skills and create rapport in this environment can make—or break—your career. Get set to step up and become a "conscious communicator." Develop self-awareness, analyze situations, and consciously select and use productive communication strategies. You’ll find your relationship style, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and master the winning tactics to work harmoniously to achieve your goals.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for people who want to build better work relationships, maximize impact, increase productivity, and drive results by applying effective communication and relationship management.

How You Will Benefit

  • Build better rapport and gain the trust of your colleagues
  • Discover the basic competencies critical to solid work relationships
  • Develop flexibility in actions, thoughts, and feelings to better handle any situation
  • Avoid mistakes and conflicts that may result from misinterpreting others or ineffective listening
  • Influence and motivate others to first-rate performance
  • Learn how to use direct and indirect messages accurately
  • Build your self-esteem as you discover a new self-awareness
  • Identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in your work relationships
  • Understand values, beliefs, attitudes, and perceptual processes
  • Understand emotions and how they translate into emotional intelligence
  • Master the keys to excellent communication: observe, listen, analyze, plan, communicate

What You Will Cover

Effective Work Relationships

  • How do you build work relationships
  • Learn behaviors that support or undermine your relationships
  • Assessing your relationships

Communication and Perceptions

  • World view, perception, and work relationships
  • Trust busters and how to fix them
  • The five axioms of conscious communication
  • Mirroring and rapport

Investigating Emotions and Emotional Intelligence

  • Social intelligence and multiple intelligences
  • Assessing your multiple intelligences
  • Five domains of emotional intelligence
  • Improving work relationships through emotional intelligence

Building Better Relationships with Ourselves and Others

  • Perception, world view, emotional intelligence—and you
  • Self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-concept
  • Case study to understand your styles—and how to flex them

Relationship Building

  • Managing assumptions in order to build trusting work relationships
  • Consciously building trust at work
  • Developing and showing a positive attitude

Express Needs Within Work Relationships

  • Expressing needs and influencing others
  • Performing an interpersonal needs inventory
  • The shape and sound of assertiveness
  • Completing an influential SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Profile

Relational Communication

  • Identifying your communication style: how you relate most often
  • Sharpening verbal and nonverbal behaviors and skills
  • Applying direct and indirect messages for more flexible communication
  • Using feedback and questioning skills to better understand others

Relational Listening

  • Listening barriers and their impact on effective work relationships
  • A listening improvement map
  • Improving listening by asking good questions
  • Applying active and reflective listening skills in various situations

Addressing Relational Change and Conflict

  • Practicing relational change
  • Addressing conflict and relational change
  • Selecting your conflict-resolution style
  • Planning to resolve conflicts assertively
  • Resolving conflicts with work relationships in mind
  • Developing and practicing a conflict-resolution plan

Course Outline

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Define the Fundamental Competencies Needed to Achieve Solid Work Relationships
  • Identify Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities in Your Workplace Relationships
  • Consider the Impact of Values, Beliefs, Attitudes, and Perceptions on Establishing Trust and Respect
  • Recognize the Role of Multiple Intelligences in the Workplace

LESSON ONE

Effective Relationships and the Role of Communication in Building Relationships

  • Identify Behaviors That Support or Undermine Effective Workplace Relationships
  • Identify How to Communicate Effectively with Others By Becoming a “Conscious Communicator” Describe the Implications of Communication as a Cycle of Continuous Responses That Create “Relationship Residue”
  • Use Rapport Building as a Tool to Improve Relationships

LESSON TWO

The Importance of Knowing Yourself for Building Relationships

  • Explain the Connections Among Emotional Intelligence, Worldview, Perception, and Effective Relational-Communication Behaviors
  • Identify Strategies to Improve Work Relationships Using Emotional Intelligence
  • Describe the Impact of Self-Perception on Interactions with Others
  • Describe Your Social/Communication Style
  • Identify Behaviors That Erode Trust and Those That Build Trust
  • Analyze, Assess, and Counteract People That Exhibit and Situations That Elicit Unproductive Attitudes

LESSON THREE

Best Practices and Skills for Building Relationships

  • Use Assertive Verbal and Nonverbal Behaviors to Build Rapport and Influence Others
  • Apply Direct and Indirect Messages to Flex Communication to Meet Varying Goals
  • Utilize Feedback and Questioning Skills to Better Understand Others and Their Relationship Needs
  • Identify Listening Barriers and Their Impact on Development of Effective Workplace Relationships

LESSON FOUR

Best Practices and Skills for Building Relationships (cont’d)

  • Ask Good Questions and Paraphrase to Improve Listening Skills and Relationships
  • Apply Active and Reflective Listening Skills in Specific Types of Workplace Listening Situations
  • Apply Best Practices for Giving or Seeking Feedback
  • Identify Conflict Management Strategies to Fit Specific Relationships and Situations

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

For Classroom, Live Online, Express Skills Courses and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel for a 5% fee up to 23 days prior to your program.

If you provide AMA with less than 23 days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA On Demand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

Please email us at [email protected]

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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