While working 40 hours a week, it’s inevitable that coworkers become a big part of your life which is why it’s so important to value those relationships and create solid bonds with them. Here are some simple, but meaningful ways to show your colleagues you care.
Be There to Help
One of the best ways to show your coworkers you care is to help them when they’re stressed or struggling with a project. If you know a colleague has a heavy workload one week, offer your assistance if you can. Although sometimes you may not be able to do anything to physically help, offering a listening ear and some advice can be just as valuable.
Get to Know Them
It’s important to show your coworkers that you’re invested in getting to know them and don’t view them as just a job title. Make a point to learn their favorite activities, sports teams, future goals, and interests outside of the office. By getting to know them on a more human level, you’ll show your coworkers that you value them as an individual and appreciate your relationship with them.
Recognize Their Success
When a coworker does well, it’s important to support and congratulate them on their hard work. Whether it’s sending a quick message to tell them you enjoyed their speech or applauding them on their new promotion, showing that you’ll be there to celebrate their success will let them know that you genuinely value your relationship and that their work doesn’t go unnoticed.
Do Something Nice
From picking up donuts on the way to the office to creating and sending a digital birthday card for a colleague, doing things to show not just your individual coworkers that you care but the whole team will feel the positivity within the office culture and continue to build stronger relationships with their coworkers.