Stop Office Struggles with Good Work Gestures

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By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles

Personality has huge impact in work attitude as some are born outgoing, while the others perform better when alone.  In spite of these differences, everyone can blend well if they strive to display good gestures with each other at work. Do you think you are not people person, but need to cope up with jungle like environment?

You don’t owe anyone an explanation about your personal preferences such your “me time,” political belief, and orientation.  However, you should not be too sensitive to the point that you’re isolating yourself and be always in defensive mode. The good rule of thumb is refuse to answer an offensive question or request.  Say directly what you don’t like in modest and diplomatic way so you colleagues have a clear understanding of you.  On the other hand, you also have to make an effort to have friendly disposition. Let’s say you have unique features, but these doesn’t define who you are and stop you to connect with people around you.

Smile and greet. Few of the simple good work gestures you need to develop are to smile and greet. If you’re reason for not saying “good day,” “good bye” or “take care” are because you are shy, that doesn’t sit well and logical for everyone.  To begin with greeting is a sign of goodwill, respect, and recognition.  If you do it automatically, you are exuding good vibes and beating tensions. This is what smile can do for you as well.  Smile makes you look accommodating, pleasing, and charming without uttering a single word.


Giving invitation and compliment also do wonders for your relationship with your coworkers. If you compliment a person it doesn’t only mean they are great, but you’re also nice. You’re appreciative of others significance, which draw positive judgment about you. On the other hand, inviting someone for lunch or break can spark sincere conversation.   If you’re reticent, then so be it. You don’t have to be talkative to appear that you are attentive. In fact, everyone likes a good listener.