Remember, nobody wants a toxic co-worker! If you’re dying to see some changes in your workplace, start with the man in the mirror like Michael Jackson. Follow these tips to become the co-worker you would want to be.
Showing up on time speaks of the respect you have for other people’s time. Everyone else will be affected because employees should always work as a team. And no sane worker would want to team up with a late-comer.
Spread good vibes
Greet them good morning with a smile and start the day with a bright, inspiring aura. Compliment your coworker who had a new haircut or purse. Bring a smile to their faces by being optimistic as soon as you arrive at the office. You don’t have to be loud and attention-grabbing, you can greet them softly as you pass by the people you meet while you’re walking to your desk. That isn’t difficult at all!
Handle difficult coworkers the right way
How do you do that? Think of them as your children; not someone else’s kids because that might annoy you more thinking “Where the heck are the parents of these offspring?” If you pretend they’re your children, you’d be more patient and understanding. That’ll keep you head cool even just for a while. If you’ve calmly talked to them but they’re still annoying, better smile your way out of their way and just focus on your job. Never stoop down to their level.
Do not entertain gossips
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I’m sure you don’t want people to speak ill of you behind your back, so don’t do that to others as well. Gossips aren’t helpful to someone’s well-being at all. They ruin respect and make you look like you don’t know how to mind your own business. If someone is trying to spread gossips to you and mar your innocent ears, it’s best to respond with a “really?” then change the topic or keep doing what you’re doing. If you show that you’re uninterested, he or she won’t approach you again.
Focus on the good
Being a positive thinker is one of the best traits of an ideal coworker. A lot of people focus only on what their workmates did wrong, without extending help or asking them what happened first. If you’re an optimist, you’ll also think that everything happens for a reason and everyone has their own set of skills. Being optimistic will also result to humility, which will prevent you from thinking you’re the best because you’re doing the hardest job in the company.