You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your colleagues. Yet, you need them in more ways than one. You don’t have to necessarily be friends with your colleagues, but you do need to be friendly to them. Read on for fresh ways to make work a happier place to be.
Do you plod into the office, eyes down, shoulders slumped, and immediately start work? If so, you’re likely to find that colleagues ignore you (at best) or avoid you (at worst). Get into the habit of smiling and greeting everyone as you arrive in the morning or begin your shift. It’s amazing how fast this little courtesy can thaw chilly workplace relations.