The Importance of Networking with Co-Workers at Work

December 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Workplace

There are not many people who have their own individual offices and do their daily activity locked in there, without communicating with other employees of the same department. Usually, people working for a company do get in contact with co-workers on a daily basis as different sectors of activity are linked together to provide the final ‘product’ that a company is expected to.

Chaos in a department will automatically bring about chaos in the entire company so discipline and cooperation at work are two essential elements that employees should not overlook. Each and every member of a work group must contribute to the general atmosphere of the place by doing his or her job correctly. They must know exactly what they are expected to do and keep in touch with supervisors to have inherent issues clarified along the way.

Having too much work to do and not properly understanding the priorities of your job may also cause failure in a certain department. It is true that a large amount of work to do is an important source of stress; that’s why everyone needs to understand the right order in which jobs should be dealt with and attend what is more important first, putting everything else off for a better moment. If people whose jobs their colleagues’ depend on know what they are doing, the activity in their department will go as planned. If they don’t, they will delay the work of their peers and mess things up.

The rhythm of your work is also important when team work is involved. The way in which people coordinate their moves to complete a task is responsible for the overall performance of the department. Here we should mention punctuality as well. You can’t be late when everyone else is not; if you are, they will go crazy. Besides, they might think you do it on purpose and maybe you feel a bit more important when everyone else is waiting for you. By being on time you will show respect to co-workers and to the company that has hired you in the first place.

When you are new in a position you may find it difficult to grasp the rhythm of your office until you have got acquainted to the team. However, once you have got used to your colleagues and job and realized how much you depend on each other, you will adapt to the rest of the team and the mechanism of the office will work all right.
Open communication between co-workers is another vital element at work. Unclear duties and lack of cooperation may lead to misunderstandings and cause disruption which will have a negative effect upon the activity of the team. As you might imagine, promotion at work will not occur in the departments where employees do not know what they are doing and lack the ability to work together.

A sense of responsibility for what you are supposed to do and the team spirit are two qualities that everyone should possess in order to keep the activity going the right way.

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