Rude Coworkers? Follow These Simple Ways To Win Colleagues Over!

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Manisha Jessani
"Simple yet complicated, upfront yet sophisticated! I have a knack of knowing people, maybe because of what I've seen in life or maybe I was born with it. I wanna leave my mark!"

Usually everyone works in an environment with colleagues from different backgrounds, skills, ideologies and interests. These diversities can strengthen the organization or can be a reason of conflict. Do you have rude coworkers who are indifferent towards you? Do you wish to win over your colleagues? Here are a few things you can do:

Communicate

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Communication is the key attribute in developing any relationship, personal or professional. Take out time to know your co-workers, their interests and lifestyle. Best way to do this is by spending time during lunch and tea breaks.

Listen

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Being a good listener can take you a long way. Never rush in expressing yourself. Make sure you listen to other people’s viewpoint, as by listening to them you show respect to them. Try getting engaged in meaningful conversations than competition.

Don’t ignore the problem

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On a daily basis, you might have a conflict with a co-worker, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid the problem. Instead, talk to your colleague and try solving the conflict in a constructive manner. Avoiding the issue will only worsen the situation.

Avoid gossip and office politics

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Never say negative things about a co-worker who you don’t like or who doesn’t like you.  Indulging in office politics can help you climb the steps to success easily but in the long run, they will backfire and ultimately spoil your image.

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Express gratitude

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Always be grateful to your colleagues. Be thankful for any help or contribution they provide to achieve a target or any small thing. Even if it’s part of their job, everyone likes to be appreciated and by creating this circle of gratitude everyone will be enthusiastic to help.

Accept criticism constructively

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Never feel offended if your senior criticises your work or something done by you. Instead, take it as a lesson for future. This critical analysis of your work will help you succeed in the long run.

Be friendly

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Lastly, at the end of the day always be friendly with your co-workers in and outside office. If everyone is planning a get together, be a part of it – it could be a birthday party, round of drinks or just a game of snooker.

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