How to be more respected at work

Being respected feels great. Here are four easy ways you can gain respect from your colleagues.

Don’t be a weakling: Nobody likes a jerk in the office. On the other hand, if you’re too nice, you can come across as a pushover. Find a balance somewhere on the nicer side of the middle.

Own up to mistakes: You won’t have many fans if you think you’re right all the time. Even if that’s often the case, you’re not perfect. You’ll impress your coworkers if you can be humble enough to admit your mistakes.

Help out: Everybody is busy. Anytime you can help someone lighten their load, it will definitely be appreciated. If you are someone others can depend on, you’ll definitely earn respect.

Dish it out: An easy way to be respected by your coworkers, is to give it in return. It’s often easy to respect someone who has been respectful to you.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for Web: Details