Running head: HUMAN RELATIONS IN YOUR LIFE 1
HUMAN RELATIONS IN YOUR LIFE 9
Human Relations in Your Life
Human Relations in Your Life
The growth of the ways of communication in the current world has made it urgent to revise its real meaning, concept, and functions. For instance, business communications with their certain ethical foundations are considered a compulsory condition for the development of the entire human culture. Forecasting the behavior of another person is fundamentally imperative in the process of business communications. However, not to make such predication arbitrary, one should know not only the recipients or interlocutors but also the peculiarities of ones personality. Therefore, such aspects of human relations as reflection, motivation, communication, and decision making process are of fundamental importance. In fact, the human connections represent a notion which performs various functions in the diverse fields of human expertise in accordance with the nature and context (i.e. interpersonal and professional), wherein the human relations are expected to work. Exploration of the seven themes of human relations helps achieve personal goals, as well as accomplish organizational objectives. The knowledge gained during the course improves the understanding of the nature of human relations in order to create a positive image in the business world by exchanging information effectively, adhering to the ethical principles in business activities, and successfully resolving conflicts.
While attending the course, I decided that it would paramount for me to understand the way human relations function and, if possible to learn to work towards creating a positive image (as a business partner, leader, member of a team etc.). It is also necessary to avoid prejudice and stereotyping towards a partner in human relations since it prevents from receiving a fair impression of an individual. Otherwise, prejudiced opinion serves as a manifestation of weakness, which will not contribute to a favorable image (Heynderickx & Dieltjens, 2014). Thus, in the process of mutual understanding and predicting the behavior of the partner, communication barriers and mechanisms of psychological security of the person play an important role.
From hands-on experience, I have realized that representatives of different cultures should overcome not only language barriers but also differences that reflect the features of the ethnonational and sociocultural specifics of thinking and perception of the surrounding world (Paschos, Bastug, Land, Caire & Debbah, 2016). Other aspects that constitute a part of the numerous compounds of the human relations include self-acceptance, self-awareness, trust, motivation, and self-disclosure.
To start with, the process of human relations realizes two functions, namely information exchange and organization of mutual activities. Meanwhile, it is also important to provide access to the information which may be significant for the further arrangements of partnerships. The moment of sharing information with the interlocutor is valuable for the human relations context since it facilitates faster establishment of a friendly rapport between the partners. Simultaneously, it is unnecessary to actively promote such information that may adversely affect the development of business contacts (Heynderickx & Dieltjens, 2014).
The Business Communications course helped me realize that the basis for the successful human relations should be coordination and, if possible, harmonization of interests. Naturally, if people expand their connections out of ethical means and in the name of morally justified purposes, they would witness a totally productive, fruitful, and agreeable result. Therefore, one should pay close attention to any signs of ethical reflection, justifying the motives for joining these particular relations. However, it is often not an easy task to make an ethically correct choice or an individual decision (Brannen, Piekkari, & Tietze, 2014). Market relations provide freedom of choice, while increasing the number of options for solutions by generating a set of moral dilemmas waiting for people in the process of their activities and communication (Heynderickx & Dieltjens, 2014). Despite all the problematic and difficult aspects of determining a moral position, there is a number of helpful tips, by which if followed one can greatly impact communication, increase its efficiency, and avoid awkward moments in the process of interaction (Paschos, Bastug, Land, Caire, & Debbah, 2016). This knowledge would help me behave and act according to the ethical and moral basis of the business relations.
The problems that arise in the process of human relations are complex and multifaceted. However, due to the valuable skills I have mastered throughout the course, I can state that a key to their solutions should be the use of specially developed methods of communication ethics. Additionally, it should be based on generally valid moral principles, which would be relevant to the context of the specific situation that can potentially occur in the business environment (Brannen, Piekkari, & Tietze, 2014). For example, adherence to the principle of honesty during the conversation is significant regardless of the type of communication. In professional ethics, this is a moral norm, which is regarded as a binding rule (Heynderickx & Dieltjens, 2014). Moreover, the specifics of human relations lies in the fact that deception is not beneficial from a utilitarian point of view since it will do more harm than good (Paschos, Bastug, Land, Caire & Debbah, 2016). Particularly, it will lead to the loss of trust and a damaged reputation, which will make people avoid such unreliable partners (Brannen, Piekkari, & Tietze, 2014). Thus, it is advisable to apply the conflict resolution methods along with considering other compounds of the human relations, such as self-acceptance, self-awareness, trust, motivation, and self-disclosure. Speaking of the principle of freedom in the human relations, one can observe the opposite situation. Since any individual is eligible to have it, the worldwide acknowledgement of human rights presupposes its inclusion in the deontological concept (Heynderickx & Dieltjens, 2014). However, in business, the freedom gives the opportunity to choose business partners and methods or ways of reaching an agreement between the parties (Reece & Reece, 2016). Accordingly, such enormous benefit allows organizing business communications that could potentially improve the relations between the partners as well as the overall performance of an organization.