Building a strong working relationship with those above you in the organization’s hierarchy is smart. Relationships between all workers, no matter what their level, help groups come together to create amazing results. Whether it’s a defined team or a lateral partnership, building strong relationships within an organization reaps positive benefits for all stakeholders. Note that it doesn’t have to be a personal relationship—you don’t have to share deep, dark secrets or bare your soul to another person. A working relationship is obviously about getting things done. If you cultivate those relationships in your own work, you are setting yourself up for delivering value and demonstrating your worth.