Getting along with a co-worker can be quite difficult, but it isn’t impossible.
In an office, there are different personality types, and this accounts for conflicts in almost every workplace there is.
How do you avoid this? How do you get along with a co-worker and avoid all these unnecessary conflicts that would make you unproductive at work.
1. AVOID OFFICE GOSSIPS
Many conflicts that happen in the workplace are usually as a result of office gossips and unnecessary chitchats. Staying away from office gossips would save you a lot of stress.
2. BE RESPECTFUL
Be respectful to your superiors and subordinates. Treat everyone with respect, and you would win everyone’s respect — almost everyone at least.
3. GET TO KNOW YOUR CO-WORKERS
Try to show interest in your co-workers and they would love you for this. Learn more about their interests and backgrounds, and you would understand them better.
4. NEVER TAKE SIDES
As far as office conflicts situations are concerned, never take sides; try as much as possible to be impartial.
5. RECOGNISE PERSONALITY CONFLICTS
There are people you just won’t get along with, no matter how hard you tried. Try as much as possible to avoid having an issue or anything more than a normal conversation with people like these.
6. KEEP THINGS PROFESSIONAL
Try to have a professional relationship with most of your colleagues at work, especially the ones you just can’t get along with. Try to do your job to the best of your ability.
7. LEARN HOW TO RELATE WITH EVERYONE
Everyone have different ways that they should be talked to. The same way you joke with Mr. A shouldn’t be the same you should joke with Mr. B. Learn to talk to different people differently.
8. BE MORE OF A LISTENER THAN A TALKER
Being more of a listener than a talker would help you understand people better and have a better relationship with people.
9. HELP IF YOU CAN
If you can help anyone in any way, then try to be of help.
With these nine tips, you can’t go wrong with your co-workers.