Below are excerpts from an article from Ragan Communications
20 reasons your co-workers don’t like you
Pretty much anyone with a pulse is going to land somewhere on this list, but awareness of any fault is the first step to recovery, right? What do you mean, you weren’t listening?
“It’s just a popularity contest!” People who say these words scornfully are usually very unpopular. Of course it’s a popularity contest—even in the workplace. How else are we supposed to make decisions? Being likable is important to your career success.
Look, I’m sure you’re really good at your job, but lots of people are really good at their jobs. There are few out there who are so awesome at what they do that they don’t have to be likable.
All things being equal, it’s the likable folks who get hired and who get spared when it’s time to let people go.
So, do your bosses and co-workers like you or do they dread your arrival and make fun of you in the break room?
Here are 20 reasons your colleagues might hate you. [read more]