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How To Be A Good Coworker

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Enjoying your job involves more than just the work you do. Anyone who's had experiences with great coworkers or not-so-great coworkers can attest to the importance of having positive relationships with professional colleagues.

Faculty members Amir Erez, Klodiana Lanaj, and Brian Swider at the University of Florida's Warrington's Department of Management offer five research-backed tips on being a good coworker.

  • Don't be rude
  • Be a perspective thinker
  • Express gratitude
  • Show self-compassion
  • Employ peacekeeping behaviors

From University of Florida
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