We spend a lot of time at work, so creating boundaries in the workplace and around our work is extremely critical to our health and wellbeing. Our boundaries at work guide how you form relationships with managers, co-workers, and employees. Healthy boundaries can make the difference between being happy or burnt out. Professional boundaries are important because they define your responsibilities and your rights in the workplace.
Without boundaries, the ability to create meaningful work diminishes, few people can focus on creating great work, and productivity becomes non-existent. So, I will share with you a few tips on how to create better boundaries at work.
Do not rely on your job description to define your boundaries. Most job descriptions talk about roles and tasks and it does not mention anything about the relationships between team members, supervisors or clients. Clarify mutual boundaries early and often with your supervisor. Meet with your supervisor as often as needed to understand his or her expectations of you and define mutual boundaries based on these expectations.
We all want to be liked, but leadership requires more than that. Your employees are only as good as the system and the culture that you create. I always want to create a healthy culture that fosters conflicts, but I have boundaries, and number one boundary for me is being friendly but not friends with my team.
Let me share some of the most important boundaries that I know.
Clear communication is key to setting a successful relationship with your clients. Clarity removes any misunderstanding and helps avoid future problems.
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