What does it mean to be a good co-worker? Let’s face it, we spend the majority of our time at work and in order to thrive we should all be treating one another with respect. But what else can we do? We decided to ask around and see how our employees would describe a good co-worker. Here is what they had to say:
Being a good co-worker means being able to communicate and be open minded to new ideas. It means being friendly, encouraging and helpful. A good co-worker will go out of their way to help others, always being a backup for someone else. Respect and understanding for one another and trying to make the best out of any situation. Teamwork, and the ability to be a team player goes a long way for a positive work environment, and above all else, co-workers are like family. You may not always agree, but by working together and showing an openness to change and new ideas, everyone can experience a positive and peaceful working relationship.
Being a good co-worker comes down to four reoccurring ideas:
- A team player
- Willing and able to communicate
- Open for change
- Kind and friendly
With that recipe, along with common respect for one another, not only can you be a fantastic co-worker, but you can take part in the joy of company growth and long lasting work relationships.