For a functioning company, employees have to be able to work together and communicate. Their relationships can be the difference between an ok team and a great one. People who enjoy their work are more productive and employee communications can be a contributing factor.
A good employer will help foster the working relationship of their team and ensure everything is running smoothly. By instigating co-operation between employees, you establish that a cohesive environment is not only encouraged but necessary for the functioning of the company.
Getting employees to work together on tasks can improve their working relationship as well as combine creativity and productivity to deliver a better product. Involving different team members in other tasks inspires collaboration and develops a relationship where they can rely on each other.
A relationship can not grow without communication from both sides. As the employer, it is your responsibility to establish an environment where open communication is encouraged. If your employees can come and talk to you openly, then they should also feel like they can talk to each other as well.
Where it be minor events like the completion of a task or major ones like birthdays, celebrating can help higher morale and interaction between employees. Having a break where everyone can come together for a moment that isn’t work-related can also help to strengthen relationships as they get to interact in a work environment that is not directly related to work.