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The performance of an individual
is largely dependent on the relation
he shares with his colleagues. It is
really important that individuals are
friendly with their colleagues so that
they can discuss several issues with
each other and come to a conclusion
best suited to all. No individual can
perform alone. Tasks are accom-
plished at a much faster rate when
the work load is shared among all
and each one contributes in his best
Nothing productive has ever come
out of conflicts and disputes. They
in turn lead to major rifts among
employees and create stress at the
workplace. Why to unnecessarily spoil
relations with people? You never
know when you might need the other
Attitude plays an important role in
improving the relationship among the
individuals. Nothing is possible unless
and until an individual has a positive
attitude towards life. You might have
excellent communication skills, might
be an intelligent worker, but if you
don t have a positive attitude; you
would definitely fail to create an
impression of yours. People would be
reluctant to speak to you and you
would be left all alone.
An individual should never ever
have a negative attitude at workplace.
It is dangerous. Your organisation
pays you and in turn expects quality
work from you, so why unnecessarily
crib over things.
It is always better to accept things
with a smiling face. If your boss
assigns you some task, it means that
he finds you capable enough to handle
Consider yourself fortunate and the
chosen one. Don t make faces as your
superior might feel bad and eventually
lose his trust on you. Clear all your
doubts with the person, who has del-
egated you the responsibility, rather
than criticising and making fun in
front of others who are not involved.
Don t always find faults in others.
No two individuals are alike. The
other person might not be as intel-
ligent or as educated as you are, try
your level best to adjust with him.
Adjustment does not mean accepting
any wrong things, rather it is com-
Sam and Sara were team members
and sat at adjacent workstations. Sam
had a habit of constantly chatting
over the phone with his friends and
family, which sometimes irritated
Case - 1 Sara always thought that
Sam did it intentionally to disturb
her. She fought with Sam terribly and
now has strained relationship with
her team member.
Case - 2 Sara spoke to Sam about
her displeasure, convinced him and
requested him to either speak a little
low or go outside for attending calls.
Now a days Sara and Sam are best of
friends and together they contribute
effectively to their team s targets.
Case 2 is any day a far better
One should not be too rigid or
adamant. Be a little more flexible.
Don t always assume that the other
person is wrong and only you are cor-
rect. You may be wrong sometimes.
Listen to what the other person has
to say and then only come to a con-
clusion. Don t take any decisions with
a blocked mind.
An individual should not make
issues out of small things. It is always
better to forget things. Ignore things
as long as they are not affecting your
team s performance. Don t take things
to heart. The more you become neg-
ative for your colleagues, the more
you fight with them and in turn spoil
One should be forgiving. If your
boss is angry with you over some-
thing, do take the initiative and say
a sorry to him. A simple "sorry" can
actually do wonders. If you do not
have the courage to talk to him, send
him a sms. Saying sorry will not lower
your self-esteem, instead it would
strengthen the bond between you and
One should never backstab anyone
just for the sake of a mere promotion
or some money. It is unethical.
Human relationships are more impor-
tant and should be valued.
Don t carry your ego to work.
Everyone is equal at workplace.
Respect one and all as everyone is an
employee just like you. Don t treat
anyone as untouchables.
One should always keep his per-
sonal life separate from his profes-
sional affairs. Don t drag your personal
tensions to work. Try to keep a bal-
ance between the two.
You cannot afford to ill-treat your
colleague just because you had a fight
with your spouse the previous night.
Your fellow team members have noth-
ing to do with it. Learn to enjoy life.
One should always look at the brighter
side of life.
Treat your colleagues as your
friends. Give them time and try to
mingle with them as much as you
can. Go out together for shopping or
for a movie once in a while. You will
feel attached to them. The trust factor
and the comfort level increases.
Remember there is always some
light at the end of a dark tunnel.
Never lose hope in life. Stay positive,
be good to others and enjoy a healthy
relation with one and all.
Role of attitude
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