6 May 2008Add to My Folder
There are many factors involved in working effectively with colleagues. Sue Cowley provides some typical scenarios and advice to help you make the best of your own working relationships
Working with children can be a stressful job, although often it is not the children themselves who cause most of the stress. There is the paperwork, the constant rounds of new initiatives, the political interference and the emotional challenge of working with children from difficult backgrounds.
Having a good working relationship with colleagues can help us to rise above the day-to-day stresses. We know that there is someone to turn to, and someone to trust, when we are feeling the strain. It is often the case that the more difficult the job you do, the more supportive your colleagues will be of each other. As the old saying goes – adversity brings out the best in us.
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