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Department of Premier and Cabinet

How do you build good relationships?

It can be hard to build and maintain good relationships in a political environment where everyone has the best intentions but perspectives do not always align. 

It is important to keep in mind that maintaining good relationships is important to doing your job well. Some key things to remember in your dealings with others are to:

The relationship between the mayor and the general manager is particularly important. This relationship can significantly impact the performance of a council. The relationship between the mayor and the general manager must be based on trust, respect and acknowledgement of the need for collaborative engagement.