Power, money and fame are definitely the top three things that can make a person popular at work? If not, read on to find out how to be everyone’s favorite buddy at work:
Be friendly: Do your colleagues think you’re a real snob? Do they have to think twice before talking to you? Do you always get to hear negative comments about you in office? If your answers to all these questions are yes, how can you expect your colleagues to be fond of you? First learn to be friendly with them. Feel free and communicate with your colleagues. Enter office with a smile on your face and make an effort to greet people cheerfully once you reach office. Try and adopt a friendly mindset. The more time you spend with your work mates the better they’ll get to know you.
Show empathy: Your empathy reflects your capacity to see things from another person’s point of view and to experience his/her feelings. When you connect with someone’s feelings, and they believe you’re with them, it really makes a lot of differences.
Don’t gossip or complain: If you know all the office gossip, please keep it to yourself or don’t open your mouth you’re sure about anything. Watching a colleague progress in the firm is always the number one topic for gossip. There are people in every office, who fuel the gossip fire and tell you stories about what they think s/he has done to achieve success. But remember it’s best to take such rumors with a pinch of salt and never repeat them to anyone. If you do, it’ll harm your own reputation. So, just stay away from gossip and gossipmongers.
Drop a compliment: Tell your boss that you like the new ad campaign s/he came up with. Genuine flattery goes a long way. In fact even if your boss or a colleague is looking good you can always compliment them but, at a proper time and occasion. There’s no harm in saying, ‘You are looking gorgeous today or what a cool bag where did you get it from?’ Your colleagues will simply love you for this.
Be a funny person: Laughter is the best medicine. If you have a great sense of humor you can make your colleagues laugh, nothing like it. Your workmates will love you for your humor and you will always be remembered as a funny character.
Be there for your colleagues: If you colleague is disturbed about something, don’t leave him/her alone. Try talking to your colleague and find out what’s the matter? Ask if there is anything you can do to help him/her out. If you manage to help your colleague, you will always be admired for being there in times of trouble.
Be an attention seeker: If you want people in your office to like you, learn to gain attention. You also need to be a little unique from the rest of the people in your office. The way you dress and the way you speak has to have a charisma to pull them towards you.
Enjoy being the butt of jokes: If your colleagues often crack jokes on you, don’t take it too seriously. It simply means that people like you and enjoy pulling your leg. This also means that you are being noticed. If you take it too personally, you may come across as a sensitive person and your workmates may shun you for good the next time you join them.
One must have the following qualities to be popular in office:
1. Good networking skills
2. Leadership qualities
3. A positive body language