Do you have a certain co-worker that you just can’t seem to get along with? Maybe you get along fine, you work well together, and you want to keep it that way. Whatever the case may be, here are some easy ways you get on someone’s good side and stay there.
Be thankful: It feels good to be appreciated. Next time your co-worker does you a solid, whether they went out of their way or not, make sure you let them know that you’re thankful. A word of thanks can go a long way.
Stay quiet: This has a couple of meanings. You should definitely be better at listening than you are at talking. When someone is always talking, it doesn’t really feel like they care what you or anyone else has to say. So, get better at listening. We can ALL get better at listening. Also, don’t get involved with gossip. It’s ugly, it’s mean, and you’re better than that.
Fix stuff: When an issue arises between employees, it can sometimes linger for a long time. We can get caught up in thinking that if we ignore it, it’ll just go away, but if you truly want to fix the issue, talk it out ASAP. Your co-worker will appreciate the fact that you care enough to resolve the conflict in a timely manner.
Offer assistance: Sometimes it’s nice to have help. If you know a co-worker is swamped with extra work, or they have something going on that’s bogging them down, offer to lend a hand. Even if they don’t accept your assistance, they’ll definitely appreciate the fact that you asked.