Working in harmony
Work is more enjoyable when co-workershave good relationships with one another.
By being a good co-worker, you helpcreate a congenial and professionalatmosphere at work.
Start with a positive attitude, a personaltrait employers greatly value in employees.With a positive outlook, you work moreeffectively and you contribute to the team.
Bonus, you also increase your level ofsatisfaction and success. Your attitudehelps build a respectful, cooperativeworking environment.
“You can create a respectful workplace
by making sure that everyone can
contribute to the best of their ability,” says
Susan Coombes of the Alberta Human
Rights Commission. “Be an ally. You can
speak up to make sure everyone is free to
self-identify without the fear of bullying or
She suggests that companies have
a respectful workplace policy to help
employees know what the
Your body language can helpyou make a good impression,diffuse tension and improveconnections with others.
“When you walk into a room,make sure your shoulders areback and your head is up toshow your confidence andmake a good impression,”advises body language guruEliot Hoppe. Put a smile onyour face to relax andwelcome people.
To encouragecommunication, match thetone of the other person’svoice.
“You can also calm downa situation when you becomemore like the other person,allowing them to feel morecomfortable,” Hoppe says.
One way to do this is tomirror the other person’sbody language.
You can create arespectful workplaceby making surethat everyone cancontribute to thebest of their ability
Your body language can help you makea good impression, diffuse tension andimprove connections with others
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