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Six Ways to Grow Social Connections on the Job
Many of us could use a little more connection at work. Maybe you've started to feel a sense of isolation on the job, or tension with a coworker; perhaps you got some negative feedback about your work style and you want to smooth things over.

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Have a smile on your face

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. I...

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Be fast in answering

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...

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Effective listening

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...

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Storytelling

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 c...

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Mistakes

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. 

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Synchronize with your peers

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 e...

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Your leadership presence

Your people need to feel your presence as a leader as they will have fewer opportunities to see you face to face when they work remotely.

  • Regularly show up in a variety of forms that can include weekly video meetings, periodic company-wide emails, or presence in public channels.
  • Err on the side of more communication rather than less.

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