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Job crafting Part V – Relationship crafting

Self-Coaching Minute Job Crafting Part V - Relationship Crafting

Job crafting Part V – Relationship crafting

What can you learn from your work relationships?

Last post from the Job Crafting series of 🕑 The Self-Coaching Minute! This week the focus is on work relationships and communication at work, i.e. relationship crafting. 

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Job crafting is about shaping our work so that it fits our needs and making adjustments so that our job is more enjoyable and meaningful.

There are 4 main types of job crafting activities:

  • Task crafting
  • Cognitive crafting
  • Relationship crafting
  • Environment crafting


Relationship crafting is about reshaping the type and nature of our interactions at work.

The people we work with on what types of tasks.

The people we engage with and how.

How we communicate with people.

The role we play with different people, in different situations.

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Self-coaching questions

Before diving into the self-coaching questions on relationship creafting at work you might want to check the previous posts of the Job Crafting Series:

  • Part I: Job dissatisfaction – click here.
  • Part II: Crafter Mindset – click here.
  • Part III: Task Crafting – click here.
  • Part IV: Work and meaning – click here.


Your self-coaching questions about work relationship crafting:

How are your professional relationships on a scale from 1 to 10?

Which professional relationships work well? Which do you enjoy?

What works well in these relationships?

What qualities or attributes do you appreciate in the other person?

  What qualities or attributes do you appreciate in yourself when interacting with others in these relationships?

  Which professional relationships work  less well? What do you feel in these relationships?

Which professional relationships annoy you? make you feel anxious? angry? drain your energy?

  How do you behave in the relationship when you feel that way?

How do these behaviours make you feel?

How would you like to feel instead?

What shift in thinking or behaviour/action could you make to be and feel differently in those relationships?

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