How sustainability can help build better work relationships

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Building strong work relationships is crucial to people’s wellbeing, as it makes a given job more enjoyable and can have a great  impact on career success. 

Given the amount of time we spend, or are meant to spend working in our lifetime, having good and strong work relationships with our colleagues is crucial to our own individual wellbeing as well as to the development of our careers. 

Understanding the importance of work relationships is also essential for businesses, as companies have a lot of influence in determining the way in which we build such connections. 

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The importance of building work relationships

Work relationships refer to the friendships or positive and close relationships employees have between themselves. Such connections among coworkers are not only positive to the people in question, but to the organization as a whole. 

With better morale and eagerness for collaboration, businesses have a lot to gain from good relationships between workers, let’s take a look at some of these benefits.

Improved collaboration and productivity

The science here is simple: coworkers with good relationships between each other are more likely to work better together in a given project or task.

The people on your team are essential for a good and motivating performance, especially as it makes communication a lot easier and less ambiguous. Collective productivity, as well as individual productivity is therefore boosted, as the project or task in hand becomes more enjoyable. 

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Increased employee retention rates

With better productivity and collaboration comes an overall improved morale among employees, as people spend a significant amount of time with people they like. 

Of course this has a great effect on people’s choice to stay or change workplaces. A company that’s able to retain employees has overall better results, as employees know the ways of working with each other and feel connected to the company. 

Fostered knowledge and creativity

Thanks to good relationships and collaboration, it becomes easier for employees to share and transfer their skills to other team mates, creating a culture based upon learning from one another. 

Similarly, this type of relationships offer the necessary support for employees to foster their creativity and innovative ideas, which in turn benefit the company, as new and more efficient methods begin to pop up. 

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How can sustinability foster better work relationships?

Sustainability, contrary to what many may think, can become a great cultural tool for organizations and their employees. 

Taking aside the legal, reputational and economic benefits working on sustainability holds, we believe it can actually become a great tool to foster connections among colleagues, all while working towards such an important goal as corporate sustainability. 

Companies need sustainability to thrive, and they also need employees to feel engaged with their job, the company’s values and their work relationships. The right and specific approach to sustainability could actually bring all of these things together. 

Engaging employees in the sustainability strategy

In DoGood we advocate for the importance of making small but meaningful changes in our everyday life in order to find purpose and a more healthy relationship with what is around us. 

We also believe that working collectively can help us find that which alone may seem unattainable or useless. That is why we think the workplace is the perfect environment to find that collective eagerness to make a difference, both for the sustainability and purpose of the company and a more sustainable way of being for all employees. 

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Through our technology we help companies establish ESG impact objectives for employees in regards to the sustainability strategy of the company.

We are able to activate and track employees’ impact, creating engagement that translates into improved ESG metrics, reputational value and an overall positive impact for the environment and society.