There are a number of reasons people communicate within a work setting, to build relationships, gain and share information, reassurance with colleagues parents and children, to express needs and feelings and share our ideas and thoughts.
When in a new setting, be it a parent, child or new member of staff it is important to make them feel welcome, even with a small gesture such as a hello or a smile when you first meet, to start to build a healthy relationship with each other.
To keep these relationships going it’s important to maintain these gestures
By acknowledging people when walking in and out of rooms, it’s okay to move to a more personnel level and ask how their weekend went or what plans they have for the evening, even about a child’s upcoming birthday party.
Once you have formed a bond or relationship with colleagues, parents or children it becomes easier to gain and share information that can help us in the way we work together