Other people are dependent on your team to do its job effectively.
When working in a very intimate environment, such as memory care or post-acute care, the people in your care are completely dependent of you for their health and wellbeing. If you are not working together as efficiently as possible, those people will suffer the consequences. In addition, coworkers can help relate and form a sense of importance for the tasks that they are doing. NCBI found that, “Relationships at work make employees aware of the significance of the tasks they are performing. In this sense, a supportive working environment is proposed to contribute to the awareness of the differences that employees are making to others.” Put simply, when a team works well together, the individual in their care benefits the most.
It creates a bond for a lifetime.
Finally, just like in any field, having good relationships with coworkers can help your life in all aspects, even outside of work. The workplace can be a great place to form connections with others that can last for a lifetime. According to our VP of Human Resources and Talent Management, Unanda Bell, “We take great pride in creating relationships among our staff that will last a lifetime. There is something so bonding about working in healthcare. When you’re caring for another person, we need our staff to be able to work well together and be on the same page at all times. I’ve found that this experience has helped facilitate relationships between staff members that are stronger than most other fields.”