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How To Make More Friends in the Office

Look forward to your day at the office by making friends with your coworkers.


  • Step 1: Help others in the office by resolving a problem or taking on extra work to lighten the workload of strapped coworkers.
  • Step 2: Listen and empathize with coworkers to gain trust and hopefully a lifelong friend.
  • Step 3: Ask coworkers to join you for lunch or for a game of golf or a drink after work.
  • Step 4: Resolve any disputes quickly after both parties have calmed down.
  • TIP: Don't gossip. Getting something off your chest is one thing, but badmouthing your boss or another coworker day after day usually ends with no one feeling they can trust you.
  • Step 5: Greet everyone – from the janitor to the CEO – by name and with a smile.
  • FACT: Did you know? Anthropologists have suggested that gossip evolved as a method of neutralizing the social dominance of others.

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