Social support and positive relationships at work

Strong social support and positive relationships with colleagues and superiors are crucial for a healthy work environment. They contribute to a sense of appreciation, collaboration, and trust.

1. Build supportive relationships

Creating a support network at your workplace can make all the difference.

  • Be proactive: Actively look for opportunities to help and support your colleagues.
  • Show appreciation: A simple ‘thank you’ or a compliment can mean a lot to your colleagues.

2. Feel valued and value others

Feeling and showing appreciation is a two-way street.

  • Share successes: Celebrate small and big successes together with your team.
  • Acknowledge the efforts of others: Let your colleagues and superiors know that you appreciate their work.

3. Work effectively together

Good collaboration is key to success in any organization.

  • Communicate clearly: Be clear in your communication to avoid misunderstandings.
  • Be a team player: Work together and think about the larger goals of the team or organization.

4. Develop good relationships with superiors

A positive relationship with your superiors can enhance your work experience.

  • Seek feedback: Regularly ask for feedback to improve your performance.
  • Offer your help: Show that you are willing to contribute to the organization’s goals.

Mutual trust and respect are essential for a pleasant work environment.

5. Strengthen trust and respect

  • Be reliable: Keep your commitments and be consistent in your work.
  • Respect differences: Be open to different perspectives and approaches.


Social support and positive relationships at work contribute to a better work atmosphere and increase satisfaction and productivity. By actively working on good relationships with both colleagues and superiors, you create a more supportive and enjoyable work environment. Remember that every contribution, no matter how small, can have a positive effect on the whole team.

Your well-being is our priority!

At our organisation, you are never alone. Whether you have something on your mind, a question or just need a listening ear, you can always make a report anonymously or contact HR or a confidential advisor. You can do this via the menu in the Bevoy app. Because your well-being is our priority!