The one goal we all want to achieve at the end of the day is a success. Whether it is in our married life, our studies or work, success is something we all strive for. It gives us the incentive to become a better person. Nevertheless, success varies from person to person.

Everyone has a set of goals that they want to reach. Some of them are trivial, while others may be more significant. This article, however, is for the people who want to succeed in their professional life.

To succeed at work, one should have a good work ethic. Work hard, and you will get what you want through sheer diligence.

But, on the other hand, hard work isn’t the only thing that will get you to your goal – building healthy relationships with your co-workers is a great way to become successful at work.

Try giving them spontaneous gifts, or if would rather save up your money, selling airplane miles for cash is a great idea to receive the money you need to buy these gifts.

We are now going to give you a few tips which you can apply to your office life!

The first thing we ask you to do is networking. Try to connect with people from different technical backgrounds.

One of the most important aspects of today’s careers is innovation. New ideas change the course of a career within days.

Networking with the right people and about the right things provides a channel for innovation and a flow of ideas.

Moreover, another way to improve your office life is to improve your speaking skills. Some people are born with the gift of the gab and are highly persuasive.

This greatly helps a person’s career. However, if you do not have this talent, do not worry! Some practice here and there will do the job for you!

If you are motivated by the work you do, then you will also be able to motivate people about it! Practice before any big presentation.

Add the right amount of cheerfulness into your voice without losing professionalism.

And remember – bosses love people who can convince clients! Ask your friends on LinkedIn to give you suggestions on ways to persuade people!

Additionally, do not get involved in office politics or gossip! Becoming involved in controversial matters like these has the potential to severely damage your career.

Take one for the team.

Office work is all about teamwork. Specific clients are handed over to teams and sets of people rather than a single person.

Even those of us who complain of having to stare at a computer screen all day don’t always take the necessary precautions to minimize eye strain.

First, make a point of looking away from the screen at regular intervals. One widely accepted, the easy-to-remember strategy is, every 20 minutes, look at an object at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.

  • Fidget more mindfully.

Maybe you bite your fingernails, tap them on the desk, click your pen or even mindlessly doodle throughout the workday. These habits are not necessarily ones you should try to suppress (unless you’re disturbing co-workers, damaging your body, etc.). The instinct to fidget is completely normal, and it actually helps you work better.

  • Know what to do if a colleague needs emotional support.

At work, we have to look out for our own best interests, complete our tasks, and keep things work appropriately. But sometimes, a co-worker will need a shoulder to cry on or a sounding board for their frustrations or will be going through a difficult time at home.

As etiquette columnist Ross McCammon once wrote for Entrepreneur, “you’re not going to fix anything” when you’re comforting someone, so that shouldn’t be your goal. Instead, your aim should be to display empathy in a professional manner.

If someone is on the verge of tears, don’t tell them not to cry. Such emotions are natural, and the last thing you want to do is make them feel guilty for their feelings. Instead, wrap up the conversation and allow them to let their tears run their course privately. If you’re a manager and you’ve made someone cry (but not full-on sob), don’t touch them to comfort them. Just tell them you want to understand. As McCammon puts it, say something like, “You’re clearly upset, though I’m not sure I understand why. Know that you can tell me, and I want to help.”

When someone is full-on sobbing, your first move should be to preserve their dignity by shutting the door or quietly ushering them to a more private place. In these instances, McCammon says, a hand on the shoulder to comfort is fine.

Another dilemma might be when you know someone you work with is going through a personal crisis. In these cases, don’t “try to do too much,” as McCammon explained in another column. “Don’t demand information by asking ‘How are you doing?’ or ‘What can I do?’”

A post-Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shared shortly after her husband died drives this point home: “Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it will be okay but acknowledging that it is not.”

McCammon also reported in his column that the best things you can say are, “I heard what happened” and “I can’t imagine what it’s like for you,” according to Russell Friedman, executive director of the Grief Recovery Institute. From there, your colleague can decide how they’d like to open up to you, and you haven’t demanded that they engage with you about what’s going on, nor have you tried to mediate their emotions.

Source by Abuzar Mir

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