How to get on with your colleagues
It is not always necessary to get on with everyone, and the more time you spend with people, the more likely it is that there will be friction. This can be tricky when you are working with people that you wouldn’t naturally choose to spend a lot of time with.
You may find that spending all day every day with these people causes arguments and even just tension which makes it that much less pleasant to go to work every day. The best way to deal with this is to work on getting along with everyone, even if you aren’t going to be best friends.
- Be friendly. If you are friendly to everyone from the outset and make yourself approachable, it is less likely that anyone will take issue with you in the first place. Try to stay friendly with even those employees you don’t particularly get along with and they should have no reason to take issue with you.
- Be professional. Although it is nice to have friends at work, if you don’t get along with everyone the best thing you can do is try to remain professional with everyone. In fact, even with people you do get along with, remember that they are colleagues and not your actual friends, to avoid getting too personal.
- Don’t get involved in gossip. Office gossip is, sadly, always going to be a part of office life. However, it is best for you to steer clear of gossip and let anyone who is trying to gossip with you know that you are not interested in getting involved. This saves you from making enemies and can help you to avoid being the subject of gossip.
- Talk about problems right away. If you do have a problem with a colleague, quietly take them to one side so that you can have a conversation about it and get it resolved as soon as possible.
Injured at work in North Lanarkshire?
One of the times that it is OK not to get on with everyone is if you have been injured by the negligence of your employer or a colleague. You may be offered compensation by your employer in this case, which you should take, but if not, you may want to consider making a claim if you have been injured at work in North Lanarkshire.
If you have been injured at work in North Lanarkshire, compensation can provide you with money to pay for medical treatment and so on, but will also ensure that your employer takes the situation seriously and makes changes. To make your accident at work claim in North Lanarkshire with ease, call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to get started.
Date Published: 28th August 2014
Author: David Brown