Holly Hicks, workplacerantings.com
The work place is where you get to spend most of your time and this means that you need to be careful to make sure that you get well with most of your work place colleagues.
In as much as the work place is like a second home to many, very small disagreements and habits can make it unbearable and this article is here to give you some free tips on how to get along with everyone in the office.
Learn to say hello in the morning:
If you walk into the office in the morning with slumped shoulders, you will notice that many of your colleagues will either ignore you or avoid you. This is because moods are infectious in many ways. To avoid this and have your colleagues like you, walk in with a smile that portrays optimism and hope for the day and greet everyone you come across. It really helps when you call them by name and say something nice about them and what they are wearing. This will be a good way to start getting along with everyone.
Always be ready to help:
At any given point in the day, there will always be a colleague who would really appreciate a helping hand. Be the person that is always ready to help and you will create very easy working relationships with everyone you work with. However, you need to be careful when following this tip as you cannot afford to leave your work undone. When you are too busy, you can always decide to linger on a few hours after office hours to help the filing clerk who has too much to do.
Learn to be patient with everyone:
You may try all the tips you know to get along with your workmates and you will find that there is always one or two who will be hard to please. This is not the time to get frustrated as all you need is a little patience. Sometimes you may never know what a person is going through in their personal lives and your being patient may be the thing that makes them befriend you. This is a helpful tip, use it.
The office is home to some of the worst rumors and you cannot afford to be part of them. Rumors damage both the reputation of the one spreading them and the person being talked about. Most sensible people will avoid you if you get involved in any way. In the event that there is a disagreement, avoid taking any side as the more neutral you are the better it will be for you.
Don’t be one to hold grudges:
There will always be small misunderstandings in the work place and these can cause a lot of trouble in the office. In the event that you get involved in one, do not be the person who holds a grudge for months on end and looks for an opportunity to revenge. Learn to let go and all will be well with you in the work place.