Have you ever shared an office with a miserable person that no-one in the office cares to deal with? Or, maybe you’re that person? This infographic offers insights into the telltale signs that your co-workers may be avoiding you.
In any team environment, good relationships are an essential part of a happy, healthy, and productive workspace. If your colleagues act differently around each other than they do with you it may be an indication that something is wrong.
If this is the case, it’s time to spring into action. Being able to get on with your colleagues is an essential part of career progression and it’s not as hard as it may seem.
First and foremost, show genuine interest in your fellow workers. Reach out but don’t try too hard. Listen to others and encourage them to talk about themselves. Be positive and enthusiastic and make sure that you’re approachable. If you’re invited to a team event make sure to go.
Treat your co-workers with respect. This includes respecting their time and space. Don’t just drop in throughout the day. If you’re in an open-plan office keep the volume of your voice low.
Always check the tone of an email before you send it. Emotionally worded messages can result in ill feelings. Small acts of kindness and respect will ensure that you grow in popularity.