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Find a coworker that you have some common ground or shared interests with. It could even be a work-related interest.
Fitting in at the workplace is about your ability to build strong, meaningful relationships. And this could be hard to achieve in a large group.
Look for small moments of opportunity to connect with people during work hours.
Consider these questions: Are you being social at breaks? Are you making an effort to talk to people at the coffee machine in the morning? Are you attending company social events?
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Instead of avoiding the person, seek to address the issue head-on because, if left unaddressed, it’s only likely to get worse.
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