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Relationships

This guide provides information on how you can build and improve working relationships to support wellbeing at work.

Introduction

Relationships with managers, peers and colleagues can positively and negatively affect the way we feel, they can be important sources of support, but they can also be sources of stress. Wherever groups of people work together, it is likely that some conflict will arise from time to time. However, conflict only becomes a problem if it remains unresolved and escalates.

Resources

If working relationships is an area that is concerning you, have a look at the following resources to see what could help.

-If a relationship is leading to tension and conflict, this Guide to Managing Workplace Conflict and this article summarising various conflict-resolving styles might be useful.