How to Work Effectively With Others

by Jason Butler on August 19, 2016 · 1 comment

workFor those of us that still work a 9-5 job, I’m sure we all have one of two coworkers that may not have the best attitude and for that reason, we might not get along with them. I can remember a few occasions like that in the past. Thankfully, at my current job most of the people are pretty friendly and down to earth. I know that’s not the case for everyone.  As adults, we have to find a way to work effectively with everyone at your job. It might not be the easiest thing to do, but it can be done. It just takes a takes a little practice and a few tips.

Remember that everyone has a job

Everyone has their own job. At the start of a new job, you should learn what your duties are and what they are not. I hate to say it, but there are some lazy people out there. They will try to get you to do their work if you’re not careful. Knowing your job description will give you a little of leverage if you think that someone is trying to get you to do something that you don’t believe is in your description.


Having a great attitude can go a long way. At my current job, there were a couple of people telling me to watch out for certain managers because they were mean and not fair to the workers.  One thing that I’ve learned since I’ve been working is to take some people’s advice with a grain of salt. You have to make your own opinions. I went to work (and still do) with a positive everybody. I haven’t had any problems with the so-called “mean” managers. I think that has to do with my attitude. I realize that I’m at work to get a job done. Complaining that it’s too busy or that some of the processes make no sense would alter my attitude and in turn, affect my work effort.

Something else that I realized is that people can sense someone with a bad attitude from a mile away. Those types of people are difficult to work with. People aren’t going to always agree with their job or coworkers, but it’s best to accept what is going on. You should be happy that you have a job and is getting paid.

Make sure boundaries are set

Boundaries must be set early on in the workplace. Communication is essential when it comes to getting along with others at your job. After you’ve learned your duties and responsibilities, you can set those boundaries. This will come in handy if a coworker tries to get you to do their work because they are lazy. There is nothing wrong with helping a colleague out from time to time, but some people will take your kindness for weakness. Don’t let that happen to you.

You can work efficiently with others in the workplace. For the most part, I haven’t had that many problems working with people. Most of my coworkers have been complete professionals. If you are at a job where you are not working the best with others, make sure you follow these tips. If you do, I’m sure things will change for the better.

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1 Money Beagle August 19, 2016 at 11:43 am

Everybody has there own motivation and reason for doing things. I think that it’s easy to get upset at someone else, but often times whatever it is that you’re upset about is something that makes sense or is something key to doing their job. Walking a mile in someone’s shoes is key in situations like this.

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