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4 Tips for Getting Along in the Workplace
Do you love your job but hate your co-workers? Although it’s impossible to see eye-to-eye with everyone, you must learn how to work with people. If not, you’ll never get ahead in your career.
So, how can you learn to work with people you can’t work with? Well, it’s workplace rehab time! Here’s what our approved career experts had to say about poor workplace relationships:
- 1. Change your attitude. Julie Erickson of My Right Fit Job suggests adjusting your attitude. “Become more open-minded, and start searching for common ground with them,” she said. If that’s impossible, you might need to start looking for another job.
- 2. Avoid the personal stuff. “The topic you and your co-workers don’t see eye-to-eye on makes a big difference,” said Lisa Adams of Fresh Air Careers. “If it’s personal preferences and topics outside of work, you’ll need to learn to live with that and possibly go to a policy of not talking as much about personal items. Keep it neutral.”
- 3. Learn to adapt. “Assuming you have been fairly specific with request to your peers, you will have to really think through whether or not the things you don’t see eye-to-eye on impact your work,” said Dorothy Tannahill-Moran of Next Chapter New Life. “If it doesn’t and it falls into the category of annoying, you need to adapt; if it impacts your work try going back to them and outline the work impact.”
- 4. Start listening.“Stop ‘talking’ and start ‘listening,’ said Bruce Hurwitz of HSStaffing. “To quote Shakespeare, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, may not be in the stars but in ourselves…’”.
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