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Work Better Together – Why Workplace Relationships Matter
The importance of building relationships in your organization
The book ‘Work Better Together,’ explains why workplace relationships matter and provides practical strategies for creating a culture of authentic and trust-based relationships that boosts retention, productivity, profitability, and well-being.
About the book
Work relationships matter, especially in our time of increased telecommuting and digital communication. Research shows that authentic, trust-based relationships increase job satisfaction, leading to greater engagement, higher productivity, longer employee retention, and even decreased health care costs.
For years, companies have been implementing programs that promote social responsibility and improve employee health, both of which benefit the financial bottom line. Now it’s time to prioritize well-being of all kinds—and Work Better Together provides the information and tools you need to make it happen.
Here, authors Jen Fisher and Anh Phillips explain how our increasing connection to technology is decreasing our connection to people. They discuss why human skills, like relationship-building, empathy, and emotional intelligence, will be essential to the future of work and how remote work and our "always on" society is increasing isolation and burnout that is negatively impacting workers’ happiness and engagement. They help you identify the different kinds of teams—from shark tanks to lone leopards to doom loops—at work in your organization and show how to cultivate positive relationships by:
- Focusing on self-care, such as physical health, quality sleep, and taking time off
- Tapping into human skills, such as empathy, authenticity, and communication
- Using technology with intentionality to strengthen relationships, while breaking the negative habits technology fosters
- Managing workplace relationships, whether you’re in the office every day or telecommuting—or something in between
- Developing a culture of strong relationships that drive quality collaboration throughout the organization
Work Better Together walks you through the process of implementing change and fueling a much-needed corporate movement toward humanity in the workplace. Based on the authors’ 40+ combined years of experience, this book helps you meet today’s employees’ most urgent needs, while benefitting your organization in real and measurable ways.
Praise for Work Better Together
In order to thrive, we need to put humans first and systems second. Jen Fisher and Anh Phillips give us a path to strengthen work relationships and personal well-being to make productive, innovative and trusted teams possible.
—Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
If you want to change the game, start with your Wolfpack! Jen Fisher and Anh Phillips show how leaders at all levels can support more dynamic teamwork with humanity and purpose. Offering rich insights and simple strategies, Work Better Together will be your playbook for creating strong relationships in the workplace.
—Abby Wambach, soccer icon and bestselling author of Wolfpack and Forward
Relationships and values are critical to our ability to flourish in work and life. But, how do you bring them into your work in a way that makes a real difference? Jen Fisher and Anh Phillips have the answer, meaningful connection is key to professional fulfillment. In Work Better Together, they offer practical advice for creating a workplace culture that puts relationships first.
—Jonathan Fields, Bestselling author and founder of Good Life Project®
The Zulu greeting Sawubona of my native country South Africa, literally means ‘I see you.’ Sawubona is the emotional theme of Work Better Together. In this helpful and timely book, Jen Fisher and Anh Phillips show how to bring our full humanity to work in organizations.
—Susan David, Ph.D., award-winning psychologist, and best-selling author of Emotional Agility
What could be more timely or important than a book about well-being in the workplace? On weekdays most adults spend the bulk of their waking hours at work, either in person or remotely. As Jen Fisher and Anh Phillips explain in Work Better Together, eighty percent of us feel we lack close, meaningful relationships with our co-workers, which in turn damages our relationships with our employers, and diminishes our effectiveness in the workplace. Their book offers a roadmap that leaders at all levels of any organization can follow to improve the psychological well-being of their employees, and, ultimately, the efficiency of the organizations they lead.
—Adam Alter, Professor of Marketing and Psychology, New York University Stern School of Business and New York Times best-selling author of Irresistible and Drunk Tank Pink