Being popular at your 9-5 home might as well not be the most prior achievement one can have, but gaining some eyes and hushes won’t cost a cent too. Rather, you might avoid ignorance from your colleagues. Hitler was popular too and Look! What he did. Therefore to avoid such circumstances here’s a little do’s and don’ts list to follow to raise your chances to be the talk of lunch period.
1. SHOW INTEREST IN YOUR CO-WORKERS
There is a fine hair-like line in showing interest and intruding someone’s life. So to maintain the decorum of professionalism, show interest in what they do. Ask them how their day was or what they had for lunch. But avoid going deep like your mother-in-law looked creepy even though she really might be one. Jk.
2. APPEAR APPROACHABLE
Don’t shut yourself confined to the cabin you’re assigned. Be ready to help and listen. In reverse always try to accept and go through criticism. Show warm casual interest, have a small talk while working. And try not to show your muteness to your coworkers.
3. KEEP YOUR BUSINESS TO YOURSELF
Keeping your business to yourself doesn’t mean to stop talking to anyone but it explains the fact that one should avoid exposing your plans to the people around. Keep your plans to yourself and don’t talk about your salary and relations with your employer.
4. SMILE AND GREET
It’s always said that, “You’re never dressed completely without a smile.” And this applies to the office area as well. Always smile at your coworkers and greet them. Don’t forget to wish the fourth class employees as they do most of the work. Also don’t be creepy to keep smiling.
5. BE CONFIDENT. THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK
Always be confident with what you have to say and how you have to present your thought. Everything should be planned and you should avoid joking while doing your business. If the thought is not acceptable by anyone, be confident to court your idea effectively.
1. DON’T BE LATE
Punctuality is the key as great men talked about. Always be on time or before it as it will give you time to arrange and prepare yourself in the office. Especially, on the day of major meetings, your punctuality shall shine through the time of your job.
2. AVOID GOSSIPING
Do not gossip about anyone unless it serves any good to the environment. Respect a person’s privacy if they tend to share anything personal or any news regarding the work trends of office affairs. Keep in mind that one’s privacy leaked is yours dignity falling down.
3. DON’T BECOME A SLOB
Always tend to keep your surroundings clean, and by that it doesn’t mean you start a swachh bharat abhiyan in office. Keep your desk, cabin, office etc. arranged and well organized as it may win you some praises and a few happy glances in office.
4. AVOID LOUD PHONECALLS
I guess the title is the explanation enough. Period.
5. DON’T INVOLVE YOUR PERSONAL VIEWS IN THE OFFICE
Kindly avoid talking about any personal views such as thoughts on personal philosophy, religion, politics and any other strong views of social concern. No one wants a NDTV news debate during the lunch time. And for instance if your thoughts aren’t liked by anyone, you’d be the disappointed hush of the colleagues.
Therefore, concluding the little tips, one must try to adapt and understand the aura of your office and always be kind because being kind would only add up bonus in your day’s credit.
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