Last night I was watching a show about businesses that failed to be successful due to lack of business knowledge and most importantly, the poor behavior their employees demonstrated. Many employers often get desperate, and hire anyone just so that they keep their business running, without really realizing the importance of having a strong team of workers. Yes, you can hire the best of the best, but when the employees cannot get along, and/or there is not enough positive vibes going around, work can be dreadful and end up in failure.
Obviously, everyone has their own personalities, and forcing someone to like a co-worker is not right, however, keeping it professional and friendly is always the best way. It is all about keeping their personal opinions aside, and trying their best to make themselves and the business successful. All it takes is one person to make things difficult and uncomfortable. For example, school group projects; if one person decides to not be responsible enough with their tasks and have an attitude, all the others in that group will suffer. Stress levels are crazy, bad confrontations can happen, and it will result in a poor grade. And the same thing will happen in a working environment.
I, myself, like to keep it short and sweet with my co-workers, not because I am anti-social or do not like to have a good time, but because it keeps me being drama free with others.
- Personal stuff should be kept to the minimal
- Less gossiping about co-workers, or any situation
- Leave personal issues at home
- Be super friendly, yet professional
- Treat everyone with the same respect
- Be positive, for yourself and others
Anything work related is great to discuss, but personal stuff should be kept minimal. Everyone will always have their differences, but being mature and setting that aside is most important. Emotions are normal, but having a negative attitude toward someone or your workplace is unnecessary. You are there to work and show off your skills, not to create drama. Just know that a happy person and working environment will result in less stress, and great success.