Build Open and Honest Relationships With Transparent Communications

1. Build Open and Honest Relationships With Transparent Communications

Communication is always one of the weakest spots in any organization, no matter how good the communication is. We want everyone to always try to go the extra mile in encouraging thorough, complete, effective, and transparent communication.

As the company grows, communication becomes more and more important because everyone needs to understand how his/her team connects to the big picture of what we’re trying to accomplish.

Fundamentally, we believe that openness and honesty make for the best relationships because that leads to trust and faith.

The hardest thing to do is to build trust, but if the trust exists, you can accomplish so much more.

We value strong relationships in all areas: with managers, direct reports, customers (both Owners and Tenants), vendors, business partners, team members, and co-workers.
Strong, positive relationships that are open and honest are a big part of what differentiates Cornerstone Select Properties from most other companies. Strong relationships allow us to accomplish much more than we would be able to otherwise.

A key ingredient in strong relationships is to develop emotional connections.

It’s important to always act with integrity in your relationships, to be compassionate, friendly, loyal, and to make sure that you do the right thing and treat your relationships well.

The best way to accomplish this is to think like a customer (both Tenants and Owners) and put yourself in their shoes. Ask yourself: “What would you do if it was your house or you were in that particular situation? How would you handle it or how would you want to be treated?”

In any relationship, it’s important to be a good listener as well as a good communicator. Open, honest communication is the best foundation for any relationship, but remember that at the end of the day it’s not what you say or what you do, but how you make people feel that matters the most. In order for someone to feel good about a relationship, he/she must know that the other person truly cares about them, both personally and professionally.