Do You Want to Be the Kind of Employee You Want to Work With?
Posted April 24, 2015 & filed under Work Environment
Are you interested in being the type of coworker that people want to have? Do you want to be the kind of employee that you, yourself, would want to work with? If your answer is yes, then look no further, a recent Entrepreneur Magazine article highlights some key elements to becoming the kind of person people actually want to work with – and with some easy tips to follow. A positive workplace where you are happy in your day-to-day job is important, but this is not only important to just you, this is a true need for your coworkers as well. Let’s examine some findings by Entrepreneur mag on just how to be the kind of employee you want to work with…
- Be Pleasant – This seems simple, but being pleasant to be around is vital. You need to exude a positive, pleasant attitude that shows you can take on the challenges you may face and you can lead your team to success. You can connect with your colleagues and reach your goals in a humane way. Personal connection is key here. Take time to get to know your coworkers and to be someone they would like to talk to and brush ideas off of at work.
- Cooperate – This goes together with being pleasant. Cooperation is pressing. If you cannot work as a team and be a team player, then things will be tough for you and your colleagues. More often than not working together leads to more productivity and new ideas. Work together and be someone that listens and suggests how to work together. A cooperative person is generally someone that people would like to work with…collaboration is essential.
- Be Respectful – No explanation needed here…show respect to your peers and to all office workers that you encounter on a daily basis. Respect should be shown daily and you should treat your coworkers as you would like to be treated. Listening is important; listen to what others say and pay attention to your coworkers and their ideas.
- Be Genuine – Be yourself. Don’t fake it. Work with your team members and act as you normally would in an office setting. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. Ask for help when you need it and don’t pretend to be an expert.
Ideas for this post and snip-its inspired by the original Entrepreneur Magazine post. See author info below.