Sometimes your colleagues can be like annoying siblings. But what can we do?
Remember you don’t have to like everyone. It is called ‘work’.
Try to see the job or situation from their point of view. Why might they be doing that thing that annoys you?
Perhaps they are asking a lot of questions because that information is required in their role.
Maybe they are late getting you information because they are receiving it late from someone else.
It might be that they really like when someone smiles and offers a chipper “Good Morning!” because they like that.
Have a conversation with them and try to reboot the relationship. Delete the cache, which may contain baggage or negativity from past interactions. Start fresh by asking for their advice on a situation, project, or communication.
“Hey Bart, you’ve been at the company longer than me. I’m having a tough time with all the changes, how are you keeping up? Have you got any advice for me?”
We find whatever we’re looking for. Look for the best in others.
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