You don’t necessarily have to be friends with your work colleagues, but you do need to be friendly to them. Read on for fresh ways to make your work environment a happier place to be—for everyone involved.
1. Say a Cheery "Hello" to Your Colleagues Each Morning
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.