Now that you have gotten your an employment, it is important that you learn how to work in a team. Definitely, you will not be working alone in your office. There are other employees who are either highly placed in rank above you or who are working under you. Whether they are below you in rank or above, it is important that you know how to build a strong social relationship with them. It is difficult to work with other people if you don't have a healthy relationship with them. Even if the nature of your work demands that you work alone or that you have your own separate office, you still need to social and relate well with your colleagues in your work place. Here are some of the tips that you should apply in order social well with them.
Make friends with your colleagues
It is good to make friends with your colleagues regardless of your position in the office. Though some people are of the opinion that one should not make friends with their colleagues. But scientific studies on this has proved that wrong. As it has mentioned, you will not work very effectively in the office. No business will progress if the employees are not collaborating well with each other. Research has also shown that maintaining a close relationship with your colleagues in the office helps to reduce stress and anxiety in the office. It also strengthens the immune system and makes workers happy in their jobs. However, this does not mean that you should confuse your personal life with your work life. You should be able to differentiate between the two and know the limit to your friendship with your colleagues.
Try to avoid office romance
Office romance most often will distract you from giving your best to your employer. It may make you to make an error that may lead to the termination of your jobs. So, it is not good to get involved in office romance. However, it is possible for two colleagues to fall in love. If you have fallen in love with your colleague, you can still go on with your love. However, it is important that you differentiate between your work life and romantic life. So, when you get to the office, you should concentrate in your work and avoid any situation that will raise suspicion among other colleagues and your supervisor. Keep love aside and treat your partner as fellow worker. But you can continue with your partner after work.
Mix with others and socialize with them
If you have a separate office, it is important that you take to social with the other people. This may be difficult especially if you have workload. There is tendency for you to remain the office without talking to any person. This is not fine to your health and social life. You occasionally move out and say hi to other colleagues and then get back to your work. During your recreation period, try to eat together with others. This provides you with the opportunity to chat with them.
Make time to talk to people you don't know very well
Each day or at least twice in a week, try to make out time and visit people in other offices just to say hi to them. This will help you to know more people in the office. It will also help you to feel better. Besides, other colleagues will begin to appreciate you.
Find out why people are annoyed with you
If a colleague or some of them are always stepping on your toes, don't always react angrily to them. The best way to deal with the issue is to find out why they are always not happy with you. You may discover that you are the cause or that the reason why they are always falling out with you may be something insignificant or out of envy.
Always be ready to help
If your colleagues are in need of your help in the course of their job, you should be kind enough to help them. You should not refuse them. Remember that you all are working together to take your company to a higher point. So, you should render help to your colleagues.