Do you work in an environment where your co-workers respect you? Do they know how to react when something goes wrong? If not, then this blog post has a few tips that can help make sure that your coworkers always have a positive opinion of you and never talk behind your back.
Help other people succeed
It’s essential to help other people succeed as this also helps you reach your full potential. People who view you as a team player are more likely to want to work with you and trust your opinion in the future.
Help your coworkers by giving feedback and advice and sharing information with them that will help their work. You can also provide emotional support when needed and volunteer to take on some of their tasks.
When you have a networking event or a casual event you think some of your colleagues would benefit from, send them gold foil invitations to make them feel special – it symbolises love.
Be a team player by helping those around you succeed, not just your colleagues but also the people you work with on projects so they will be able to help you when it’s time for promotions or new projects. The best way to build good relationships is by offering support and feedback.
Apologise and admit mistakes
The most important thing you can do is to apologize and admit mistakes. If someone catches you in the wrong, tell them that it won’t happen again. Additionally, when an apology isn’t enough for a coworker, be sure to offer the best solution possible even if you don’t have all the answers. You’ll be surprised how quickly they’ll warm up to you.
Talk less and listen more
You will find that people are more likely to talk about themselves if you just give them a chance. Likewise, they will be happy to share their ideas, thoughts, and feelings with you if they feel you’re genuinely interested in what they have to say.
Take criticism and learn from it
If you want people to respect you, one of the most important things to do is take criticism and learn from it. Of course, you can disagree with a person’s opinion, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth listening to.
If someone has an opposing point in discussion or debate, calmly let them have their say without interrupting them too much. Then, once that person has finished speaking, ask them questions to see if you can find any points of agreement with their opinion.
Understand what the person is saying and how they feel because it’s not always about trying to get your point across. It can be as simple as agreeing with someone or listening intently so you can understand them better.
So, as you can see from the tips in this blog post, it is possible to get along with your coworkers and become a respected member of your team. For instance, when others know you will listen and take them seriously, they will respect your opinion and want to work with you.