Relations in the workplace are different from those that we create and develop in our day to day life. Just like our personal relations, our professional relations are also based on trust, faith, and respect. Both types of relations require investment of time. However, basic differences between our personal and professional relations are as follows:
1. Relations in the workplace are time-bound and can or cannot be permanent or long-term based.
2. Though based on common vision and focused on similar goals, relations at work-place require one to be competitive and sometimes even compete with one another to stay ahead.
3. There can only be a possibility of mutual trust, faith and respect and it cannot be one-sided.
4. People involved in workplace relations should have High Emotional Quotient and should be able to differentiate between personal and professional emotions.