Want to know how to get along with your coworkers? This is a very important subject because we spend a lot of time at work. If you have the most exciting date waiting for you at the end of the night you still want to be calm throughout your day and not show too much how excited you are. You always want to stay somewhere in the middle. Getting along with my coworkers it’s something that I did struggle with as a younger man but within the past five or six years, I’ve actually built on a lot of the experiences.
I’ve had and mistakes that I made and become a stronger team player, a more well-rounded individual, and my interpersonal skills have actually gotten better as the years have gone on. Thank goodness I’ve been able to do that. Because it makes for a better work environment how you are, how you behave affects everyone around you. Let’s get right into it the first thing that’s important to get along with your coworkers.
Understand Your Workplace and People
Understanding where your workplace is geographically and your managers, their goals, the rewards if you meet them understanding your coworkers is vital. And then you’re going to understand they’re going to be different age groups and sexes and genders and races and religions. There’s gonna be different background stories and dreams and there’s going to be a lot of different differences in your working environment. So you have to understand and expect that so understanding being an understanding individual is one of the most important things in getting along with your coworkers
Listen to Your Coworkers
There are two benefits to listening to your coworkers more than talking to them. The first one is they may like you just because you listen to them, you may not have given that any advice or said anything but they may walk away feeling good about you. Because you listen to them. The second reason is that sometimes when you say something without knowing people too well you may upset them or hurt their feelings and you may not find out right there on the spot that you hurt them and it was something silly or you may not even remember. You said it and it hurt their feelings so listen more than you talk. At least make that effort
Do not talk about politics or religion or too much about yourself and too much about your fears or your dreams. Just try to stay work-related when you talk if you’re going to talk personally do when you punch out or do it on your lunch break. And even that is sort of you know you don’t want to do that just really talk business be professional.
Stay away from the Troublemakers
This is important and it’s hard to do because sometimes you want the troublemakers to like you. Because you think they’re going to be talking nice about you if they like you but the truth is even if the troublemakers like you they’re still going to talk badly about you. It’s something you’re going to have to accept and there’s someone a friend of mine told me that there are two ways people look good in life the first is by doing good and the second is by making others look bad.
The Troublemakers sometimes just make others look bad to make themselves look good. But you just have to accept that wish them well on that journey that they’re taking but don’t associate with it. Learn that you can engage with them and interact with them but understand that you know you don’t want to share your information with them or your story about your life. Just talk too about work that’s it so knowing how to handle the troublemakers is very important to get along with your coworkers.
Help Others at Your Job
The reason you want to help other people is pretty simple. They need your help now. Remember everyone is different some people may say hey I don’t your help and some may say don’t help me I don’t want your help but you got to put you got to take that risk. It’s a positive risk it’s one that’s the rewards outweigh the risks for sure.
Because for every person that doesn’t want your help or says they don’t want it there’s ten that are waiting for it. So help others if you see someone struggling with something. Immediately go to them and hope that they’ll do that when you have problems – or you’re overworked they may help you out.
Minimize Your Expectations
Especially about praise from management or from your manager, your boss, and the reason is that it’s hard to find praise in your job a lot of times. You have to see that your paycheck is a form of silent praise and sometimes their silence is actually praising. If you’re not getting negativity verbally it means you’re doing good you’re doing your job so don’t expect praise. Don’t have many expectations just go there to do the very best you can every day and reward yourself and praise yourself this is very important.
Behave Yourself Outside of Your Job
Your behavior outside of work reflects you inside of work. You’re always representing your company that may sound silly because your company you may not think that that’s true. But it is true if someone sees that you’re doing something wild on Facebook or they see you at a party or a club and you’re doing something crazy that may get dragged into work.
So understand that consequences for your behavior outside of work may fall into your work. You may not hear anything from the people in your personal life but you may hear it from the people in your work so the consequences can be harmful. Always know that you are representing your company and be proud of that because it is something worth being proud of, you have a job and you have something to represent. So own that like a badge.
Work hard & Be Punctual
Show up on time every day don’t call out sick unless you’re really sick. People see that when you’re in a position of trust that’s very complimentary when someone puts that much trust into you. You should feel flattered because you’ve earned that.
It’s very important because your coworkers will appreciate you for that. If they make a mistake they don’t want to do not jump on immediately for making a mistake. Be patient allow others to grow and blossom. Everyone has their own strengths they may get the job done differently but they’re getting the job done.
So be patient with them wait until you see the final product and then evaluate from a very neutral standpoint. Sometimes when your emotions get the best of you, your judgments can get blurred. Wait until your emotions are down and then judge and come to your conclusion.