It’s a New Year: Make Your Relationships Count
By Kathy Wood, Ph.D., FHFMA, Dean of Health Sciences
Like clockwork, when the New Year rolls around people everywhere resolve to make a fresh start. It makes sense. The slower pace of the holiday season that precedes the New Year is a perfect time for personal reflection. It’s during that time, your mind gravitates to the many things you wish you had done but never seemed to make time for.
So, what did you resolve to do for 2013? If you’re like most people, taking better care of yourself tops your list for 2013, from focusing on exercise and weight management to setting new goals for education or career.
What about better relationships? This can include relationships with your peers at work as well as the personal relationships with friends and family. Humans are designed for interaction, so if you think about it, relationships demand a good deal of your time. Wouldn’t it make sense to make your relationships the best they can be? After all, when you work well with others, you naturally reap benefits.
How can you improve your working relationships? As faculty, we teach our students the importance of networking to develop important relationships. As a business professional and managers, you should be practicing and teaching others that same principle. If you need some guidance on just how to build those connections, read this article from Psychology Today.
How will you improve your relationships in 2013?
Kathy Wood, Ph.D., FHFMA, is the University Dean of Health Sciences at Colorado Technical University. A fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA) with over 30 years industry experience, she also serves as director of Chapter Services on the board of the North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (NCHFMA) and is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
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