U3IP: Interpersonal Communication
Course: Interpersonal Communication
Unit: Business Communication and the Workplace
Deliverable Length: 8–10 paragraphs
Relationships can be personal or impersonal, they can take on a life of their own, and they can change when we least expect it.
Successful or valuable relationships require proper coaching and maintenance.
You are a consultant asked to write a guide for a group of entry-level employees just out of school on how to build relationships.
The guide does not need to be specific to building work relationships, as any successful relationship takes practice and skill that people can develop over a lifetime.
In developing your guide, consider the following:
•What are the different types of relationships?
•How are relationships built?
•What are the stages of relationship building and their characteristics?
•How does self-disclosure and feedback enhance a relationship? Could it negatively affect a relationship? If so, how? While personal examples may help make your point stronger, use the library, the Internet, or your textbook to complete research on these issues.
Cite all sources in the appropriate APA format.