8 ways to be a better ‘younger generation’ officemate

TEAMWORK is a must for any group to succeed, but before you and your officemates can reach a good level of synergy, you must first be able to get along with one another.

At times when the going gets tough, we tend to forget ourselves and go beast mode –and not in a good way. It happens to the best of us (don’t worry!), but remember that being kind and hardworking is always a better choice.

1. Say thank you
No task is too small for your gratitude. So, even when it’s necessary or not, make it a habit to give credit, remark, and say thank you to your officemates who helped you or your team with the workload or task at hand. A simple thank you can also strengthen your relationship with your co-workers.

2. Practice initiative
If you’re done with your tasks, offer to help others out with theirs. You belong to a team and it is your responsibility to make an initiative to get the job done easier and faster. As a young worker, it is always better to show respect to your seniorities by giving and offering what you can to help them.

3. Be positive
I know that this can be a hard thing to do sometimes, but there’s no harm in trying to be positive all the time. Who knows, you may effectively spread the good vibes and in turn make the workload less stressful. Millennials are known to have positive outlook in life, and as a bright and energetic millennial you are, do your part and shed some light. May it be a pat on the back or a bag of chips, the little details go a long way.

4. Don’t leave people hanging
You’re an integral part of the team, which means that your absence or lack of input can be draining. Do your best to always do your part, and if something happens and you can’t deliver, refer to the next number:

5. Be honest
There will always be times when no matter how hard you try, you just can seem to meet that deadline. Accept that you can’t be Super Man or Wonder Woman all the time. Be honest about needing help.

6. Be patient
It’s not always happy and sunny at work. Sometimes, you and your officemates get annoyed at one another. Look beyond your momentary faults and practice patience. Unless someone is deliberately dragging the entire team down, a little patience can help clear the air.

7. Share
Sharing shouldn’t stop with your lunches. You and your colleagues should also be able to share your problems and victories, and go beyond them together. After all, team effort is everything.

8. Be sincere
Yes, work is work, but don’t ever forget to be human. Be genuine with how you deal with everyone and be honestly interested in who they are as people. Forging real relationships can reward you not just with smoother work flow, but also true friendships.