On August 8, 2018
Most of us consider-at least up to a certain stage of our professional life- that our office is just a work place. To live our life, we have our own house and family. This erroneous understanding might have already spoiled at least a few years of our life time by now.
If we slightly change our direction of thinking, we can have a meaningful “life” at our workplaces also, be it indoor or outdoor, be you a manager or an operational level employee.
I am sure, we all have come across a long list of advices to achieve this. But the reality is that as the list becomes long, we drop our willingness to execute any of those advices or we at least procrastinate.
Our office is our second home. Colleagues are part of this family and they play very important role in our life. If we calculate, we spend more “active” time with our colleagues than with our family. Keeping this in mind, let us concentrate on three simple things to start practicing.
- Be a role model
When we hear this title, the initial click in our mind is “Oh! that’s not possible by me, it is meant for my big bosses, or leaders of the company”. No, absolutely not. Any human can be a role model for your colleagues by possessing certain values and executing certain simple practices in your work places.
Keeping positive attitude in out talks and responses
Stay away from gossipers
Be trustworthy by talking truth always
Keeping disciplined behaviors
- Be an encourager, not a discourager
If we see our spouse or children struggling in any issues, we don’t sit idle, right? Instead, would get up and provide all sorts of encouragements to them to come out from the chaos. The same principle can be applied for our colleagues also.
I have noticed many situations, when a person is fired by his/her boss for any mistakes or faults, the people surrounding also enjoy the situation and even try to avoid the presence of that person near you. Any creation in this world needs one another when they are in trouble, and not when they are in comfort. So when our colleagues go through tough times, it would be a good practice to extend a helping hand to them, say a word of soothing, and encourage them to correct and be better in their performances in the coming time.
- Be a good Samaritan
When we come across any person at our works place or on road or at a shopping mall -be him smiling or joking- that person may be carrying certain hidden worries in his or her mind. It can be sickness of a close family member, it can be loss of a dear one or it can be a tragedy in any segment of the personal life. This person can be me or you at any instance.
If we find any colleague with a gloomy face than the previous day, with a different behavior than yesterday, find a suitable situation to approach the person and ask “What happened to you? Can I be of any help to you ?”. In most of the cases, I have experienced that the person was waiting for the presence of another human to release his/her worries. Do it without fail. Who knows through what situation is the other person going through ?!
These little actions can create ripples in other’s lives. Guaranteed!