In whatever you do in life or wherever you go, meeting people is one thing that is inevitable not matter however you try to isolate yourself. In fact, once you stop meeting people, you start depreciating.
You tend to meet different personalities in your social activities; family, friends, and in building your career you have partners or colleagues.
The important thing is that to keep some of these friends or do away with some depends wholly on the interaction and communication level. To build a relationship with those we think that makes meaning in our lives, you have to make the communication very strong.
Are you finding it difficult to bond or connect with your spouse, colleagues at the workplace or family members? Read through this article to learn more about Relationship ties building and how to maintain it.
Below is an overview of what to expect from this article
Now, before I continue, what exactly comes to your mind when you hear relationship ties? Although the two words sound very easy and simple, the wrong conceptualization of it has caused a lot of damaged relationships.
“Relationships” I mean could be family relationships, intimate relationships, business relationship or Marriages.
There is more to a relationship than just affection and feelings. Relationship Tie is a connection, bond, or tie-up between people.
You don’t build a relationship ties by just mere feelings or forging a relationship. Because feelings are temporary and faking of forge a relationship can easily dissolve.
Instead of you forging a relationship it is better you form, build and cement on with even your family, friends, spouse, or even with your colleagues and boss at your workplace.
Relationship building is the process of developing social connections. This is a fundamental business skill that is the basis for reputation, influencing, closing deals and sustaining commercial relationships.
Relationship Ties Meaning
Building relationships is about engaging and responding to people. We need our diagnostic abilities to understand a person’s preferred work style and then develop a style that fits us and them.
Self-monitoring is key because we are then aware of our style and that of the person we want to influence.
You don’t have to force yourself in building relationships. it is not a one-shot effort. It’s a process that at times involves listening, testing a position and understanding the other person’s point of view.
Every relationship is unique, and people come together for many different reasons. Part of what defines a healthy relationship is sharing a common goal for exactly what you want the relationship to be and where you want it to go.
And that’s something you’ll only know by talking deeply and honestly with your partner. However, there are also some characteristics that most healthy relationships have in common.
Knowing these basic principles can help keep your relationship meaningful, fulfilling and exciting whatever goals you’re working towards or challenges you’re facing together.
Types of Relationship Ties
There are different types of relationship ties that exist and each has can be built differently.
First is Information Ties, this type of relationship ties has to do with distant relatives and general friends. Friends that are not really that close to you. It refers to those with weak and direct bonding.
An example can be your Uncle, brothers, daughter-in-law, or people you meet on your way to work on a regular base.
Then, we talk about Contact TieS. This tie involves friends of acquaintances. People, you are already getting used to being with. They are the ones with weak and indirect relationships.
Now we have Back-up Tie which has to do with friends that provides full support. You can build a Back-up Tie with your close friends and kin.
Next, is Transference Tie which refers to friends that provide bridging impact. E.g the friends of kin and close friends.
Then, Back-Up Tie another type of relationship ties that involves your kin and people who are close to you. Similarly, they are your close friends just like transference ties. This tie provides full support to you.
To use the word ‘Relationship’ two people must be involved. One person cannot build or be in a relationship. And to build a relationship, there must be common interest.
Like I mentioned earlier, we can build relationships or bonds with our family, friends, or colleagues at our workplace.
In building relationships Communication, trust and respect are very important.
Advantages of Building Relationship Ties
It may seem easy to build relationships with people, but the process is really difficult.
Once the relationship you have with another person is broken, repairing it can be difficult.
However, if the bond is developed and maintained, the result can be impressive. A well-built relationship can create an impact in our lives.
Through good relationships, we can easily achieve personal and professional goals because we are surrounded by people who support us in many ways.
The organization achieves its vision of mission when employees or team members maintain a harmonious relationship with each other.
With good interrelationships, the individual personally finds satisfaction and satisfaction in many things.
Building a relationship with others is not easy unless the connection is already there.
Building Relationship Quotes
Of course, No man is an Island and for you to climb a ladder confidently, you must be sure that there is someone down there who will hold the ladder to avoid breaking of bones.
Relationships I tell you are bedrocks of 98% of life achievements. that is to say, its the fundamental principles on which something your ability to excel in is guaranteed.
Because without your healthy relationship with people, you will always find it difficult while climbing the ladder of success. the basis for all of life’s rewards and struggles.
Therefore, below are not just enticing quotes on relationships and some words that can really help you build your relationships with people.
Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.”
Whether they stem from business or personal situations, our relationships are what support us, connect us, and allow us to progress in all aspects of our lives.”
Michelle Tillis Lederman,
Stop wearing that mask that is trying to be a match for everybody, and realize that you have to have more of a 1s and 10s model. A 1s and 10s model means that if you want to be a 10 for somebody you have to risk being a 1 for somebody else. […] You wanna express who you really are.”
― Steve Pavlina
Your comfort zone is a place where you keep yourself in a self-illusion and nothing can grow there but your potentiality can grow only when you can think and grow out of that zone.”
Rashedur Ryan Rahman
Don’t burn your bridges until you build better ones.”
Love is the only answer to every question. It is the only thing that will serve you in every situation. It is the route and the destination. It is medication, liberation and should be at the heart of and expression of your vocation.”
Friendships – and indeed most relationships – are measured in the closeness of hearts,
minds and soul ties… not in the distance of physical miles or even the passing of time.”
Now, before I wrap it up, I think it will be nice if I give you some of the relationship-building skills required if must build and maintain a relationship.
Relationship Building Skills
#1. Remove the I Mentality
A Relationship is not one-way stuff, its a two-way thing. To build healthy relationships with people, whether your spouse, colleagues, boss or relatives, you must think about others.
Put yourself in their shoes most times and don’t think about how you will gain all the time.
‘Integrity’ they say is the act of being honest, showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values. To build a strong relationship, you must be truthful and honest with people. That is the only way you can earn their trust.
#3. Be Understanding
Your ability to understand and compromise, to an extent removes complications in relationship.
Try to understand people, even when they are not making sense at all, this makes them feel more important and always comfortable around you.
#4. Try to be Polite
Being friends with your colleagues does not mean you need to reveal all your secrets and disclose confidential information.
You must know where to draw the line. Never disclose your team’s strategies to anyone outside your team, no matter how close he/she is to you. If you do so, your survival in the office will be a big question mark.
Leave your ego behind the moment you step inside the office. There is actually no place of ego in relationships as well. Be kind to each and every-one. It pays in the long run.
Avoid being jealous. Never criticize anyone.
#5. Learn to forgive others
Time is one of the most important factors which decides the fate of any relationship be it in office or personal relationships. At the office, you need to give time to your subordinates, team members and people around you.
Lend a sympathetic ear to other’s problems. Have lunch with your team members, talk to them but never interfere too much in their personal lives. Wish them on their birthdays, go out with them for small get-togethers or speak to them once in a while after work.