Do you know what your gut reaction is to difference in the workplace? Do you think "No, I wouldn't do that" or "I wouldn't do it that way" or is your reaction more "That isn't what I would have thought to do but lets give the proposition a closer look"?
In a task-oriented workplace we may inadvertently overlook individuals. If this happens, we can remember that an apology doesn't have to imply fault. Rather, it can be said to someone when we realise that our words or actions have adversely impacted them.
It is up to you to decide how much of your true self to bring to work. Everyone is different and will have a reaction to you based on what they see. If you want your colleagues to focus on your professional abilities, then you may wish to show that side of yourself.
Most people at work need to feel appreciated on a regular basis and in a sincere way. As managers and colleagues, we maintain morale and motivation by remembering this fact and by acting on it. It's easy and important to say "thank you" and "well done".
How will you practice self-care so you may accomplish your workplace goals in 2018? A great first step is to think about your emotional and physiological health. By putting these considerations in-the-mix, you are more likely to succeed and feel satisfied.
The Workplace Weekly Tips Series is focused on healthy workplace functioning and professional development. All material is authored by Cori Lambert unless explicitly stated otherwise. Authentic Consulting and Counselling is located in West Perth, Greater Perth Area.