Building and maintaining relationships, sharing thoughts and feelings and making others feel part of things, builds engagement. It is effective from a business perspective, as showing an interest and caring about others has one of the strongest correlations between leaders and employee engagement. Being supportive is named the number one out of twenty effective leadership behaviours in 2015 McKinsey research. According toGallup, the question most correlated to employee engagement is “My supervisor or someone at work seems to care about me as a person”.

Individuals who show affiliation and an interest to grow others, have higher life satisfaction and work satisfaction. Compassion for others has been correlated to happiness. On top of this, individuals who have invested in relationships have a network to fall back on when times get tough. Read more..

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