So how did I maintained friendships with my peers in the BPO industry? Here are five fresh tips to highlight your connections with other people in the workplace. To give you a sample of my real-life experiences, I'll feature my friends in this blog. We had dinner at TGI Fridays Restaurant in Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley, Taguig, Philippines. Since Day 1, they're my close allies at the company where I work as Email Support Representative.
1. Be friendly.
I know that this is the foundation of every friendship built within the BPO industry. Basically, I'm talking about genuine friendship since it's something that can't be bought anywhere. It's rare and priceless.At TaskUs, I have a circle of friends. They're my real friends in the office. Even though we rarely meet, we make sure that our communication is solid. If you have friends within the company, it will boost your self-confidence because they're your mirrors telling you that you're doing great.
|Dinner at TGI Fridays in Venice Grand Canal, Mall McKinley, Taguig, Philippines with Jules and Ymarie|
Sometimes we tend to take for granted the presence of other people within our circle of friends. It's not bad to be selective, but it's also a good thing to make everyone feel accepted.
Social media remains a valuable tool in maintaining connections with others. It bridges the gap between misconceptions and assumptions within a social circle.In the office, social media usually unites people for a common cause. Just a warning though, don't overuse it to avoid contentions.
We've heard so many times that people in the office who help each other reap success easily. It's a powerful testament to a long-standing tenet that no man is an island.If you have tried reaching out and it seems that you're being seen-zoned, don't neglect your responsibility to participate in meaningful group activities. It's not only a perfect way to get close to your peers, it's also an avenue to show your talents.
It's not really important to be really popular in the office. It's better to build close connections that will help you ascend without hurting others. Obviously, communication is key.
There lies a dark web of mystery in the corporate world that only the strong and wise can understand. People may use you to promote their own self-interests. Don't fall a victim of this kind of game.Remain firm to your objectives for being part in the program. Keep your dreams away from those who doesn't believe in it. Don't squeal little things that make up your whole world. Guard it with your whole heart and mind.
There are people in the BPO industry who don't conform to the system. They're untouchable. Why? If you're going to engage them to your own world, you'll be exposing yourself to a more dangerous battle. The deadly effects of insecurity will haunt you even to your waking moments. Don't sleep with hatred in your heart. Sometimes you need to change your expectations just to avoid unnecessary conflict in the office. Don't assume that everyone will believe in you.
Honesty is not only the best policy, it's also a useful tool in keeping yourself in the right position to aspire for success.
|Gondola Ride at Venice Grand Canal Mall in McKinley, Taguig, Philippines|