Getting along with your co-workers can make the task of going to work more enjoyable and, according to recent research, can actually improve your health.
The Society for Personality and Social Psychology analyzed 58 studies of more than 19,000 people from different parts of the world and published its findings in the Personality and Social Psychology Review, an academic journal. The report also explains that when individuals identify and are invested in relationships with their colleagues, workplace productivity increases, employee morale increases and burnout levels decrease.
If you have not already done so, consider taking steps toward building professional, positive relationships with your co-workers. Use the following tips to develop positive relationships with your colleagues:
- Be friendly and encouraging
- Be supportive of other people’s work
- Initiate conversations, repeated interactions and communications
- Be respectful to your co-workers and their space
- Participate in activities that don’t involve work
- Maintain a positive attitude as much as possible