Our place of work is somewhere that we constantly return to and it is the one place we spend a majority of our lives at. I know this sounds depressing but it will only be that way if your working environment is a hostile place and your colleagues are constantly at your throat. So here are some tips that will help improve your relationship with all your co-workers:
Be kind to everyone
Walk around with a smile on your face, share your meals and say a good word to whoever comes your way. Offer your help when you can see someone who needs it and be a source of comfort for all those who you work with. Be the one who everyone loves, thanks to your concern for their physical and even mental well-being.
Do not mock or belittle anything that a co-worker says or does, as this is rude and shows your lack of respect for them. The more respect and honour that you show to those who share a co-working space with you, the more respect and honour they will give you. Because you have to give respect to get respect. And if you are disrespected then always take the good from everyone and ignore the bad, try to get along with even those people who are often mean to you. Learn what you can from them and always show them respect.
Do not talk about anything controversial
Stay clear of any topics that will make any or all of your colleagues uncomfortable to be in the same room as you. Especially at a serviced office, do not try to argue about anything that will make them want to get up and leave. Because even if they want to, they will not be able to since they all have to work with you and cannot really avoid you or leave work. If they peg you for someone who likes to talk about controversy and as someone who forces his/her opinions on others, then no one will come near you. I am not saying that you should not be yourself, I am just saying that you need to remember that this is a place of work and not a debate contest.
Do not gossip!
This is rude, pitiful and a huge waste of time too. No matter how fun you think gossiping is, it is always best to mind your own business and not stick your nose into other people’s lives. Gossiping will get you into a whole lot of trouble and after a while all of your colleagues will lose their trust in you. Remember you are an adult who is at work not a petty teenage high schooler. You gain absolutely nothing from hurting your co-worker’s feelings.
Remember these points and you are sure to have a more pleasant relationship with your colleagues.