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Six Ways to Grow Social Connections on the Job

Six Ways to Grow Social Connections on the Job

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Smiling is one sure way to make your co-workers like you. Therefore, be sure to always have a smile on your face when welcoming people in your office or just greeting them in the corridor. If you prove yourself to be a joyful person this is most probably going to lead to your colleagues co...

Whenever a colleague asks for your support or provides you with a solution to an issue, make sure you acknowledge his or her action with a simple ‘got it’ or ‘received’. The lack of reaction from your side might lead to your co-worker thinking that their help or need does not matter. 

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When listening to a colleague, try to focus entirely on his or her story rather than reflecting on your own position or experiences. Asking questions and actually taking into consideration their answers is a sure way to understand their story and prove helpful when providing advice.
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Often enough, figures and facts are preferred to stories in the working environment, and this actually leads to building up a certain distance among the very team members or between the company and its customers. 

On the other hand, sharing a personal story makes people get cl...

Admitting your own mistakes might very often result in the people around you feeling more comfortable, as they know they are dealing with a non-judgmental individual. 

Companies that encourage mistake-sharing often prove to be more productive than those that don’t. Moreover, t...

Creating bonding moments with your colleagues by means of celebrating new deals or people’s birthdays will have a positive effect on the overall atmosphere. 

Giving the feeling that everybody belongs to the same community while having the same goals, makes people feel more at ease and en...

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