By Lavern Nissley
So, if you had to choose between getting things done or getting along, which is most important to you?
Depending upon how you're wired in your personality, you may find yourself feeling more strongly about one or the other. What's your vote?
Getting things done is TASK orientation, and that would seem important in a productive life. Getting along shows the significance of RELATIONSHIPS. How could we overlook that?
Actually BOTH are important and necessary. Kind of like air and water.
The most effective people make sure that things are getting done AND that they're getting along. Emphasizing one at the expense of the other is like shooting yourself in the foot, cutting off the limb you're sitting on, or whatever metaphor that illustrates foolishly hurting yourself.
So, what's the path to balancing these effectively? Three quick tips:
At Encompass Connection Center we offer a 3 hour workshop--Work Smart, Live Well--that helps balance these two elements in the workplace. The next one scheduled is Tuesday, January 29 from 9 am to noon in our training room. For more info click the button below.
Lavern & Ronda Nissley are co-directors of Encompass. Married since 1978, both enjoy coffee, riding their tandem bicycle and working together to build strong relationships.