Building workplace relationships is a key component of a successful career.

Building relationships is about your ability to identify and initiate working relationships, and to develop and maintain them in a way that is of mutual benefit to both yourself and the other party.

According to Gallup, people who have a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their jobs.

And it doesn’t have to be a best friend: Gallup found that people who simply had a good friend in the workplace are more likely to be satisfied.

In this competency guide, you’ll learn:

  • How to start a workplace relationship
  • Tips for building and maintaining relationships at work
  • Supporting behavior statements and development activities