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October 31, 2022
269: Fitting in socially in the workplace

Building relationships with your colleagues at works takes time and patience. This week on the podcast we answer a listener question about how we've built strong relationships within our teams, both remotely and in person.

key takeaways

The initial phases of building relationships at work and getting to know people can be really difficult. It takes time and it might be a while before you feel that you can be your full self around your colleagues.

Being remote can make it more difficult to make new friends, you have to put in more effort because as theres not as many serendipitous moments.

If you are a manager, consider what you can do to model the level of connection that you hope the people on your team will want to build.

If all you’re talking about is work, it is difficult to get to a deeper level with your colleagues. Getting out of the work environment, whether that is the office, slack or the zoom call, can be helpful to build relationships. Schedule some time just to chat and get to know each other.

show timestamps

02.08 – Catch up

05.20 – Struggling to fit in

09.40 – Working remotely

13.10 – Tips for getting to know new people at work

16.00 – Why building relationships is important

19.00 – How to show up as a manager

23.40 – What to do when you feel like you don’t fit in

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