We all can safely say that we spend a major chunk of our lives at work. Which makes it very essential that we our time there is, to say the least, bearable if not fun. And for that purpose, it is essential that we get along with the people we work with - our colleagues. These are the people who are our "work family". They are the ones we share our work woes with, meals with, and a good part of office gossip with. In fact some of these people actually manage to cross over to our inner circle of friends.
But even for those who don't manage that, it is essential that we share a healthy, happy bond with them to make our time at work happy. And in order to do that, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Make an effort to get to know them
Even before you figure out who "your people" in the office are, you have to make sure you are friendly and cordial with everyone. You should have a friendly, approachable attitude and you should make a genuine effort in getting to know people. While you are at it be a good listener. This way even if there are only a select few you hang with, you are the person who is on good terms with everyone.
Find common interests
There are high chances that you share some common interest with each of your colleagues. This is something you guys can talk about and a subject you guys can bond over. All conversations need not be about work of course.
Don't indulge in unnecessary gossip
In close circles, words travel, and they travel fast. Therefore, make sure that you know who you are sharing what with - no matter if it is about your life or your opinions of someone else. Stay positive and have positive attitude towards people.
Don't be a bore
If there is a potluck happening, or everyone is planning to go out after work somewhere to grab a drink, or maybe coffee sessions are in order - don't be the person who sits it out. Take part in such activities with zeal.