Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
I am not going to go into a major background because it would be a longer post and I would feel silly about some of it. That being said; I was wondering if there has been anyone else that has struggled to create connections with work colleagues? If so what did you do to improve your relationships with those at work? I am not talking about being friends (as nice as it is to have friends it is not necessary), per se, but just one that is good and cordial.
Post # 3
I don’t have much advice for you but my thing would be to treat your coworkers with respect, defend your coworkers when needed with a customer, don’t bash your coworkers to other emoployees or your supervisiors, if you have a problem with a coworker talk to them themselves first before talking to your supervisor.
Post # 4
My best advice is to speak only when necessary. That sounds extreme, but rarely will you hear someone hate you for saying too little. It’s usually the office gossips, assholes and clowns that everyone secretly (or not so secretly) cannot stand.
My interactions can be summed up in “hello”/”goodbye”/”how are you”, “what do you need for the potluck?” and “I have a quick question.”
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Fully agree with “TheMeers” post above. I think that answering email quickly, being smiley/nice with greetings and trying to remember something about your coworkers can go a long way. Also, in collaborative environments – i think its important to give people the benefit of the doubt (ie: don’t assume that someone is wrong first, until they are proven right)… also encouragement and saying “good job” can really help in collabortive environments.