FACTORS AFFECTING INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS :
1. Misperception: Misperceiving how others look at you.
If you have strong interpersonal needs you desire to interact with others are of gregarious nature. If you have low interpersonal needs you do not mind being alone and are more reserved. It has implication on ones interpersonal relation and also in career choice. Marketing and Human Resource majors need to have stronger interpersonal needs than those in accounting and system analysis.
The degree of need compatibility between two or more people can make the difference between a happy and productive team and a dissatisfied and ineffective one. If one person has a high need to control and another has a high need to receive direction, they are likely to get along well. On the other hand, if they both have high needs to express control and low need to receive it, conflict is likely to occur. Awareness of difference in interpersonal needs can help you adopt your own behaviour to let other satisfy their needs, which can enhance your relationship with them.
Work situations that are simple and familiar to both workers, don't require strong feelings, demand little interaction, and have a high certainty of outcomes call for minimal task relationships. Complex situations that require different knowledge from each person, high trust, much interaction, and have an uncertain outcome call for more intense interpersonal relationships.
(ii) Organisational Culture : The organization's culture influences the general nature of employee relationships. People take cues from the culture they work in and usually respond to what they perceive as general expectations. Some cultures discourage intimacy and only allow distant, impersonal relationships. The more culture fosters competitiveness, aggressiveness, and hostility, the greater the likelihood people will be cautious and on guard with each other. Other cultures encourage family-like closeness. The more sociable and personal the culture, the more people are likely to share non-work information and feelings. Four primary factors decide the interaction pattern: