How to create a happier work environment.
We are the representation for the company therefore our actions create an impact on the perceptual behavior of the consumer which lead to consequences. On the contrary, when the consumer is not watching we may behave a little different around our co-workers and it can sometimes be a daunting place for most.
Thus I have created 5 reasons and tips to focus on making your work environment a happier place and if you’re anything like me then you will look forward to work every day through following these simple tips.
Howdy Ho Neighbourino
How often do you feel ignored? Well this is an easy one, just say ‘Hello’ every morning. It’s as easy as ABC and can create a comfortable atmoshphere almost instantaneosly. Smile, Sit up straight, and most of all say please and thank you. These are the key tips to remember which will allow you to be more aproachable and to create a more engaging and happy environment.
Engage and challenge your small talking skills
Challenge yourself, ask your co-workers about their hobbies or what they have been doing this weekend. According to Larina Kase, Ph.D., a psychologist at the Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Cambridge. “Showing a genuine interest in them will make them feel comfortable around you,” she says. Once you know what floats their boat, banter instantly flows and a working relation can be formed.
Express an opinion
People love to be asked their opinion, so go out of your way to ask, “What do you think belongs in this report?” or, “How do you think I should handle this situation with client X?” Then give the advice giver a sincere thank-you, even if the ideas are less than helpful.
Furthermore, you should not exploit free speech. An opinion can often cause clashes between co-workers so talking about how much you dislike scousers is out of the question. Explore opinions that delve into a possitive or not so controversial response that is recipricated with an answer.
Counteract those awkward situations
You don’t want anyone talking about you behind your back, right? So return the favour. When a coworker sidles up to you bearing a juicy tidbit of gossip about Betty’s office romance or Bill’s impending firing, respond with, “Really?” and then change the subject or get back to work. If you don’t respond, the gossiper will move on — and you’ll retain the trust and respect of your colleagues.
Let me know your thoughts below and tell me about some of your experiences in the workplace.