I talk a lot about how to be the best at your job but in order to do that, you have to KEEP your job!

Biggest reason people don’t like their job

I read a study that said one of the biggest reasons people don’t like their jobs is because they don’t get along with their co-workers. Of course there are some people that just don’t get along with anybody and that is a topic that takes a lot more room than I have here but in general, here are some simple ways to make sure you don’t fall into this category. There are several easy ways to improve your relationships at work which will insure your future employment.

How to Improve Your Relationships

Respect – The foundation of all good relationships. Be careful not to offend those you work with. Typically, it is not good to discuss topics that could make your coworker uncomfortable such as race, religion and politics. Everyone is different and while most people will laugh and play along during these conversations, they usually walk away upset and talking bad about you if your opinion differs from their own. It’s best just to leave these topics alone at work.

Get your work relationships off to a good start. When first starting a job, be friendly, accept advice and get to know your coworkers. You don’t have to love your coworkers, but you do have to be civil and find a way to integrate with them whether you like them or not in order to have continued success at your job.

Don’t talk badly about your coworkers behind their backs, especially to other coworkers or tenants. This is a definite deal killer.

Do not be FaceBook “friends” with co-workers. Not a good idea. Keep your relationships professional.

Top Ways to Annoy Your Coworker

Being a negative person. Nobody wants to be around people who are constantly complaining and whining. Being a negative thinker and a naysayer is a good way to lose friends, lose respect and lose your job. If you have a problem, only present it after you are prepared with a solution. Even then, present it in a positive light, not in a way that will bring everyone down. Don’t ever be the person who can always be counted on to bring bad news; the bad news will eventually become yours, that is a guarantee.

Blame somebody else for something you did.

Take credit for somebody else’s work.

Not carrying your own weight.

Not being a team player. Not pulling your weight.

Talking down to your coworkers, even if you are fooling around. Calling them names, even if you think you are just fooling.

Having a Pleasing Personality

Do your best to work in harmony with others. This means being a team player.

Try your best to have a fondness for people. A bad attitude may make you feel better at first, but it never makes you feel better in the long run and only ruins your image at your job. It is inevitable that people who dislike others will be disliked; people sense disapproval, even when you’re silent! It is greatly beneficial to monitor your thoughts and emotions as well as your words. Treat everyone you meet, every day, as if they were the most important person in the world. They will give you their love, their respect and their business.

Tactfulness – Skill in dealing with others. A few examples of having a lack of tact in your job is having an Irritable tone of voice, interrupting people when they talk and complaining too much.