The Four Elements of Strong Relationships: The Manager’s Guide to Relationship-Building
Published: June 21, 2021
Estimated reading time: 14 min
Few relationships shape our experiences at work more than the one we have with our manager. If our schools and organizations are organisms, relationships are the connective tissue—they bind, support, and protect us.
This guide is for managers looking to build (more) supportive and functional relationships with their staff. We believe that relationship-building is a core competency for effective management (equitable, sustainable, and results-driven). This means that even though it’s a two-way street, it’s the manager’s responsibility to drive and prioritize the work of relationship-building.
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