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How To Build Connections and A Social Circle That Strengthens Your Career

A strong network and a wide social circle are essential to nailing your dream job and staying in your career of choice. This article will help you build the relationships that can strengthen both your professional life and your personal life. At ANI we are constantly striving to build lifelong relationships with our staff and our customers. It is an important part of our ANI Culture.

How To Have Strong Employee/Employer Relationships

  1. Don’t Micromanage- Micromanaging is a common problem for managers. It can be hard to trust that your employees know what they’re doing, especially if you’re new to managing people. But micromanaging can also make your employees feel like they don’t have autonomy, which can cause them to feel disengaged and unproductive. The best way to stop micromanaging your employees is to create a culture of trust. This means giving them the space they need to take initiative and make decisions on their own—and letting them know that you trust their judgment.
  2. Embrace Diversity- One of the best ways to improve your career is to embrace diversity. Diversity can be defined as an individual’s combination of different factors such as race, religion, gender and sexual orientation. Embracing diversity means that you are committed to a workplace where people from all backgrounds feel welcome and valued. It also means that you are open-minded about other people’s differences and do not discriminate against them because of their race or gender. People who embrace diversity are more likely to be successful in their careers because they have a better understanding of how others think and act in different situations. They also tend to have more friends at work which makes it easier for them to get promoted or receive higher pay raises than their peers who do not embrace diversity as much!
  3. Work On Your People Skills- If you’re looking to build strong relationships with others and make a name for yourself, it’s all about people skills. People skills are the ways you interact with other people, from the way you greet them to how you speak with them. The more people skills you have, the better chance you have of building strong relationships that will help strengthen your career. Great people skills that you can implement include; patience, sympathy and empathy, flexibility, trust, and the ability to listen.
  4. Communicate With Your Employees Face-To-Face- Communicating with your employees is important because it helps build a relationship with them. Without a relationship, you have no trust, and without trust, you have no loyalty. This can be especially important in the workplace, where your employees are working for you and not for themselves. When an employer communicates with their employees face-to-face, they are able to see how their employees are reacting to what they are saying. They can also make eye contact and establish rapport, which is essential for building relationships. When an employer communicates with their employees over text or email, they miss out on these opportunities to build trust and rapport.



The Importance of Having Lifelong Friends

There are many ways to build a strong network, but the most important thing to remember is that the relationships you have with people are what will help you grow professionally. Connections and relationships are what get you jobs, and they’re also how you keep them once you’ve got them. If you look at some of the most successful people in the world, they were able to achieve their success because they had a strong social circle that supported them throughout their journey. They didn’t do it alone—they had people who believed in them, who helped them get into the right positions, who made sure they were put in front of the right opportunities so they could make a name for themselves. Take a quick look at the faces behind how ANI started, and how the friendship and company has grown over the last 20+ years.



Meet the owners of ANI. Lifelong friends since 1987 when they met in Junior High. When we ask them what it takes to be lifelong friends and business partners, they answered, “We truly care for one another and want the best for each other. We are more like brothers than just friends. We started our business with ANI because we both knew that one of us was not completely happy with the job and the other needed a plan B. Our partnership has remained strong because we know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, both personally and professionally. Many business partnerships fail from a lack of communication and patience. We are more conscious of being more present and proactive when it comes to balancing both our personal and business relationships. To keep us whole, we always make sure that the overall goal for our business and personal life is aligned with both partners.”

Now that you understand the importance of having lifelong friends, have a social circle that strengthens your career, and have identified some ways to expand it, it’s time to put these actions into place. Remember to be patient with yourself so the process doesn’t become overwhelming, but don’t give up on the idea just because it may seem difficult initially. Take it slow and remain persistent and you’ll be well on your way in no time at all. Good luck!

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