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The Rat Race Makes Us Blind

We all recognize the importance of healthy relationships with partners, spouses, children, siblings, parents, friends and other loved ones. But it’s just as vital to value our work relationships.

Only by creating a culture of teamwork and collaboration can positive changes be made. As a big bonus, strong relationships in the workplace increase morale, productivity, and job satisfaction.

It’s easy to understand this by reading a blog post, but why does it seem so hard to live this principle in real life? I think it’s because we all get so caught up in the rat race. We graduate from college and are immediately flung out into the “real world,” where we suddenly find ourselves in the rat race. We forget to value our relationships with others and focus exclusively on climbing that ladder, getting that next promotion, and on and on and on.

It’s Time to Reevaluate Your Professional Relationships

When you think about it, you most likely spend far more time with the people you work with than you do your friends and family. For this reason alone, you should want healthy relationships at work!

But you should also want them because your own success and the success of the students relies heavily on whether or not you are working within an environment that encourages honest communication and teamwork.

Relationships of all kinds have always been and will always be the foundation of humanity. How we interact with each other decides what we can accomplish and how quickly.

If you have professional relationships that are currently rocky or have, like mine, fallen by the wayside, I encourage you to heal these relationships for yourself, the other people, and the students you are serving.

“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. “

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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