The start of a new year, a new month or even a new day offers the opportunity to remind oneself to work together with fellow co-workers in order ensure a more harmonious workplace environment. It is a constant struggle for many to remember to leave the anger at the door, and try to help one another be successful rather than failures. Maintaining harmony in the workplace is simple as long as everyone supports each other. It is not always about looking out for number one, sometimes it about making the workplace as enjoyable as possible.
Despite the naysayers, signs of life are returning to the economy. However, there are many companies out there that are still running lean and mean, which leads to overworked employees who are exhausted and stressed. Work quality diminishes and attitudes are raging. No one wants to work with grumpy people. So why not be a little nicer to one another in order to shed some of the negativity? Leave everything at the door in the morning and put a smile on one’s face. Co-workers will appreciate a positive attitude as it will lighten the energy in the room.
Also be mindful of the person sitting in the next cubicle, desk or office. Talking loudly or turning up the radio can disrupt one’s concentration and make someone already frustrated or under the gun feel even more stressed. A little consideration goes a long way.
Offer help before being asked. According to Careerbuilder.com, the word “team player” is vastly over-rated, especially when used on a resume. However, when someone in the department needs help, offering assistance, even for the most minor of things, goes a long way in promoting good will among the staff.
Make it a point to start work every day fresh. Yesterday is the past, so let it go. Leave all negativity at the door and help fellow co-workers as often as possible. Create likeability by working together to promote a harmonious atmosphere, and thereby make everyone want to come to work every single day of the year.
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