13 February 2012

Driving your colleagues nuts?

People who work together tend to get on each other’s nerves.


People who work together tend to get on each other’s nerves. This is partly because we’re all human and fallible, but it is also because many people lack knowledge of basic office etiquette. What can you do to ensure that your colleagues become your friends, and not your enemies?

Take action:
Steer clear of the following: talking loudly on the phone; asking a colleague how to spell a word, thereby disrupting their concentration; talking to yourself or singing to yourself; chipping in to a discussion that strictly speaking has nothing to do with you; when you’re stressed, assuming everyone else is, and when you’re not, assuming nobody else is either; breaking wind – remember, fumes travel; and disrespecting other people's privacy or property.




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