HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AT WORK
friends in the workplace is very important for careers
today. In offices today you mostly have to work in groups
or are assigned project work and then it is very essential
to work as a team and here is when you have to learn
to compromise and be patient so as to keep a better
rapport and reputation.
In order to make friend, one has to be open and adjustable.
You should not always try to show that you are superior
and should be understanding and co-operative.. Outstanding
performance, reputation and openness will allow you
to navigate successfully through this changing environment.
Following are some points that will help you make allies
1. Never keep disputes
pending. Always try to resolve disputes and differences
as soon as they crop up.This is a very hard thing to
do, but you have to do it. It requires us to confront
issues without being argumentative and you should be
ready to hear what the other person has to say. Never
personalise conflict coz it will worsen the matter instead
of clarifying it. Always talk it out when the environment
has cooled down and people are ready to communicate.
2. Understand the other
person. Always try to understand why the other person
is doing this. Never put the blame on him and try to
create an impression that only you are right and everybody
is wrong. Try to think from the other persons point
of view and if you think that you are wrong then apologise
and if you think that he is then tell him what you feel.
He will surely understand his mistake and things will
3. Put in your best. Part
of making friend is earning a good reputation and that
can be achieved only if you put in your best and work
sincerely and also try to be helpful and co-operative.
Your performance is measured by the way you approach
your assignments whether you like it or not and never
try to shift your burden on to someone else shoulders.
This will always make other respect you.
4. Be helpful to everyone.
Taking on extra work, exceeding commitments and completing
the assignment no one wants can help make friends at
work. If you give a helping hand to others you will
not lose anything but will surely benefit out of it
and this will also help in making that bond and trust
with your colleagues.
5. Never indulge in gossiping.
Gossiping is the worst evil and instead of making friends
you will end up making foes in your office. Always avoid
gossiping and even if you are caught in between one
try changing the topic with something more interesting
6. Keep the lines of communication
open. Interacting with co-workers and asking questions
are extremely important in today's workplace. Not only
does it build trust and allow co-workers to learn from
each other but it also can enhance your career and progress.
Always talk out your differences and problems. Sit down
with your friends and colleagues during lunchtime or
free time and discuss everything under the sun. This
is very essential in knowing each other and being good
buddies. After all your work place is your second family
and you have to know each other well in order to work