In contrast to the manufacturing economy where the focus is primarily placed on the man-machine interface, social relationships are important building blocks in the service economy. Hence, identifyig the factors leading to creation, development, and maintenance of positive social relationships within the context of leadership is an important consideration. In this paper, a lecture covers the nature of social relationships and the related determinants (including trust, care, and respect) are outlined. Through this lecture, students can develop the ability to identify the characteristics and determinants of positive social relationships, appreciate the importance of positive relationships to service leaders, and evaluate one’s social relationships. Students are also encouraged to explore other ways to improve their social relationship qualities.
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The Service Leadership research project at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is financially supported by the Victor and William Fung Foundation.
Shek, Daniel T. L. and Lin, Jocelyn L., "Factors Leading to the Creation, Development, and Maintenance of Positive Social Relationship" (2015). Pediatrics Faculty Publications. 201.