How to fit in at a work place

Work place implies an office, company, field or any organization where one works for a living. In such a set up, people of different capabilities, mindset and background come together for one reason: work.

Work place implies an office, company, field or any organization where one works for a living. In such a set up, people of different capabilities, mindset and background come together for one reason: work.

These people spend between 8 and 10 hours every day for 5 or 6 days every week. To maintain a stress-free working environment, it is important that all the employees are well adjusted to one another.

Capability of adjustment is also one of the indicators of the mental and social health of an individual. A person, who is physically disease-free, mentally stress-free and able to adjust to others’ ways of doing things, is a truly healthy person.

When all concerned individuals work together with good coordination, work becomes enjoyable.
Sometimes, many problems arise in work places simply because an individual has failed to adjust to other’s methods of work.

There are multiple reasons as to why some people fail to adjust to their work mates. First and foremost is ego. Individuals with strong egos consider themselves to be superior to others and try to look down on others. Due to sheer arrogance, they do not want to talk to other persons whom they consider as inferior.

Such persons need to realize that, if they are highly skilled, they should use these skills in giving better output at work. Instead of looking down on others, they can teach their skills to other colleagues. Moreover if they think in a wider perspective, they are one among billions of highly talented people in this world.

Competition and jealousy are some of the factors for maladjustment in offices. Two colleagues may be of the same rank and caliber. But one may be chosen for a better opportunity. The one left behind feels hurt. In this process, he may, either become withdrawn and lives with mental tension, or he may try to demean the other colleague by talking bad about him. Both situations are not good.

Anybody who has been left out from a promotion in his career should try to do some introspection as to why this has happened. If he observes some short comings, he should try to rectify them and improve himself for the next time. Instead of getting stressed, he needs to accept the situation as it is. After all, in any organization, higher level posts are few and many people cannot reach there together.

An individual should work as best as possible, but the results can be left to God or karma or fate, in any philosophical way one can think of.

Some individuals do their own work very well but try to view that of others critically. They are the ones to point out faults in working of other persons of the office. This is not a healthy attitude.

One has to keep a team spirit while working. If you see a fault in somebody’s work, it is better to go ahead and help him rectify that, rather than talking about it and creating ill will.

A dish becomes tasty and palatable when it has all the ingredients in the right proportion and mixed very well. A person, who adjusts with everyone, remains happy and makes everybody around also happy. This becomes more important in an office. A rigid person while making others feel uncomfortable remains unhappy himself.

Therefore one should try to adjust well with other colleagues and all staff working in his work place. No two persons are alike in thoughts and intelligence and one should learn to respect this difference. Adjustment is a sure key to happiness for all.

The only thing needed is the will to do so with respect and tolerance for other’s views.

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