“It’s the collaboration of the many that makes a company a strong force.”
We all know how important it is for us to have good relationships with the people we work with if we ever want to successfully grow as a company. Being in business as long as we’ve been, and operating on as many continents as we do – we’ve been able to work with various people, cultures and personalities throughout the world. And we can honestly say, from experience, that a company will not grow if the people within it don’t work together to make it into something great. No matter who the company is – It’s the collaboration of the many that makes it a strong force. For the next few minutes, we would like to discuss this important topic which we believe is very vital to the growth and expansion of any company. This article will be Part 1 of a 3-part series.
Building Stronger Relationships
If you want your relationship with your fellow colleagues to grow and become stronger, it’s important to realize that in order to do this, it’s first going to require some self-examination. The first thing to do is not to look at the other person, but rather in the mirror. You have to ask yourself, “Am I truly giving my best? Am I being everything I can be?” Service is one of the most important attributes of every type of relationship – and that includes our relationship with our colleagues. If we really want to see a relationship grow, we have to honestly examine ourselves and ask, “Is there anything I can do or contribute to this relationship to make it better?”
Am I Giving My Best?
What is it going to take for you to push your performance to the next level? Will it require the inspiration of another individual to encourage you to be your best and to give your all? Or will it be the pressure from a manager or supervisor that will cause you to straighten up and get serious about your job? Whichever of these would inspire you the most, I would like to encourage you to be inspired in a new way – through Self Motivation.
Don’t Wait to Be Inspired
The reason this point is so important is because you may never get the inspiration you’re starving to receive from someone else in order to get the boost that you need to move to the next level. In addition to that, you might not have a boss or someone in charge over you who even cares enough to hold you accountable to try harder or to be your best. It’s important to not put the responsibility of your growth on anyone else but you. Take ownership and accountability for your own success and growth. It’s no one else’s responsibility for you to grow but yours.
The Benefits of Taking Responsibility for Your Own Growth
It’s true that the leaders of a company are responsible for a certain amount of motivation and drive that they should be instilling into their employees. But the employees shouldn’t depend on that as their primary source for growth. Personal motivation is what matters the most and is what will be the most effective fuel for personal development.
Taking responsibility for your own growth empowers you to bring your best to the table for your company. And by bringing your best to the table, you are allowing your company to operate at its’ full potential. And if everyone is giving their best and being the best that they can individually be, then that will ultimately make the company stronger as a whole and push the organization to a higher level.
What are your thoughts on this subject? Leave a comment for everyone to read so we can further discuss this topic and share ideas. And tune in for Part 2 of “How to Build Stronger Relationships and Grow as a Company.”
Written by: Joshua Hector
1-StopAsia Marketing Team