Maintaining a harmonious working relationship with everyone you deal with—whether it be suppliers, landlords, staff members or neighbouring retailers—is bound to yield better results than an adversarial one. You might have noticed that with your spouse or family!
Not only does this help build trust and develop mutual respect, it’s human instinct to feel inclined to go the extra mile to help out someone in need if a harmonious relationship is already in place.
Do you have any tips for fellow newsagents on how to maintain harmonious working relationships with suppliers and staff members? Leave a comment below, we would love for you to share your story where a nice, polite request yielded more results than an aggressive one.
CLICK HERE to read an article from our archives, about the importance of maintaining a harmonious relationship with your landlord.