Making Business Acquaintances

An. acquaintance is someone recognized by sight or someone known, though not intimately a casual acquaintance. An. associate is a person who is often in one’s company, usually because of some work, enterprise, or pursuit in common a business associate.

According to the Gallup Organization, people who have a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their jobs. And it doesn’t have to be a best friend: Gallup found that people who simply had a good friend in the workplace are more likely to be satisfied.

Here are ways to make lasting business Acquaintances in today’s professional world.

  1. Be Authentic.
  2. Identify Shared Goals and Values.
  3. Develop Mutual Respect.
  4. Share Some Vulnerability.
  5. “I’ve Got Your Back”
  6. 6. Make Meaningful Connections for People to Network with Each Other.
  7. Get More Personal.
  8. Plan Something Fun to Do Together.

How do you build trust in a business relationship?

These actions build trust through communication, commitment and competence.

  1. Demonstrate that you trust others. …
  2. Create relationships that are mutually beneficial. …
  3. Directly address issues. …
  4. Tell the truth. …
  5. Be flexible and patient. …
  6. Respect their time. …
  7. Deliver the unexpected.

 

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