If you work in an office, you are aware of the issues that stem from sharing space with others. Think of it as spending your days with several roommates. Not always easy!
But as with the roommates at home, everyone gets along much better when consideration rules the roost.
Some tips to keep in mind:
- Spread Sunshine – a bad attitude is more viral than the latest video. Even if you are miserable at work, you are still responsible for the attitude you show to others.
- Scents of Success – in a work environment, the best scent is no scent. Strong perfumes or colognes may give your coworkers headaches, allergy symptoms, or the feeling they need to run away from you.
- Cleanliness Counts – do your best to keep your workspace as neat as possible. A messy desk does not indicate you are working hard. Actually, it makes people wonder how you get anything done. Also, your contribution to the cleanliness of common areas in your office will not go unnoticed.
- Hindering Habits – you would never want a bad habit to hinder your success at work. Check yourself if you notice that you bite your nails, pick your teeth, chew gum, interrupt people during conversation, or gossip.
Showing courtesy and consideration at your place of work keeps things running smoothly. Production and efficiency greatly increase when those who work together also like and trust each other.