A new year means a new book, another 365 pages to fill, new beginnings, new you. Yes, even in the office. What are your goals for this year? Having healthy and balanced relationships with co-workers is very important for maintaining a healthy work environment. This will also have a direct impact on your personal life, as you spend most of your time at work, and if you carry unnecessary stress around, it could be detrimental to your health and overall wellbeing too.
In this post, we take a look at how you can start cultivating healthy relationships with your colleagues and co-workers and improve your life experience in this way. Who knows, it could even mean a pay increase or promotion.
Let’s get started and get you well on your way and laughing on the inside and out at the office in 2018.
1. Keeping your Word
If you have been assigned a project, and you have agreed to a deadline, better stick to it. Remember in large corporations not being able to meet deadlines will have a ripple effect, and this means your teammates will suffer due to your inability to complete the project. This can have a negative influence on their view of you. If you are unable to meet your commitment, notify everyone beforehand, giving them ample time to make necessary arrangements.
2. Connect with Co-workers
If there is someone working in another department that looks like they need to hear a compliment, however minuscule, give them a compliment. Connecting and caring for your colleagues is very important in the overall team dynamics, and will ensure your relationship with everyone is stable.
3. Never Blame Others
This is a trap most people fall into so easily. If something goes wrong, it is always much easier to just say ‘Yes, but…’ and point at someone else. Not only is this very unprofessional in any work context, it is also bad taste. Even if someone else is responsible for something that goes wrong, pointing it out negatively affects your work relationship with that co-worker, and others at the same time.
4. Respecting Each Other
Keep your communications, verbal and non-verbal in check at all times. Remember, not only is this a professional environment, but bad feelings and vibes have a massive negative on the entire team. Showing disrespect to any of your co-workers will put you in a very bad light, and you will probably be alienated.
5. Share Credit Where it’s Due
Not every single person is responsible for closing a deal or making something work out, but, everyone has a significant role to play in any corporation. No matter how small the task, recognizing others’ efforts will make a giant difference in establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with everyone.
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Are you ready to get the new year started on the right foot? We sure are. We hope that these tips have shed some insights and handy tips for you to take with you to your place of work in 2018 and that you will have a healthy, happy year ahead.