Improving Your Work Relationships
Do you want to improve your relationships with your colleagues? Diane Gottsman is a national expert on modern manners and etiquette. She owns The Protocol School, a company that specializes in business etiquette training. In the Huffington Post, she offers valuable tips on how to become closer to your coworkers in a respectful way.
- Be helpful | If you know a co-worker is busy, help them out. Offering to do something as simple as answering the phone can give them a short break.
- Compliment them in front of others | If your colleague has done something worthy of praise, speak up at the next meeting and give them a compliment. It shows support and sets a good example for the rest of the office.
- Take an interest in their interests | Show that you respect your co-workers by listening to them. If you’re too busy to talk at work, offer to get lunch together or meet up at a different time.
- Share things about yourself | While opening up too much or discussing inappropriate topics at work can be damaging, it can be beneficial to let your co-workers get to know you a little better.
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