Building a connection with the people on your team is about comfortable, positive interactions that support producing quality work.

It requires positive conversations about the tasks at hand, but it also requires some personal conversations. You should feel free to share a little bit about who you really are and your story.

Behave like a person, not just a professional.

Practice active listening and listen carefully to what your team members say and what their needs are.

Show respect for your team. Whether through comments, written notes, phone messages, text messages or in person. There are many opportunities to show gratitude and respect.
Always seeks to recognize the value they add.

Directly address issues and solicit feedback from your team. Involve them in problem solving.