Achieving something worthy is great but
sustaining it is greater. Friendship is one such virtue. Much like in our
personal lives, at our work place too, we meet different people with different
attitudes and viewpoints. A good understanding and adjustment might help one to
have better relations with other people.
In order to have friendly relations with others
one should be wary of personal prejudices, partiality and petty jealousies.
Along with these precautions one should never allow friendship to interfere in judging
the other's point of view in a work place.
How can a good friend at
workplace help you?
By maintaining team spirit, exchanging the
viewpoints, not giving way to one's ego, a person can easily sustain the
friendship and goodwill of others in professional field. One should try to
maintain a healthy competition for betterment of the profession.
Sometimes having a friend on your work team
can inspire and motivate you to new levels of creativity, a friendly word or
smile can make someone's day.
If we work together well, we reap the benefits
of it on the job. Developing professional respect for someone can form the
start of a career-long relationship.
In today's world having workable, trusting
professional associations with people, who know our credentials, is a lot more
valuable than having random shallow friendships based on self-interest.
a third perspective
If a problem arises, one should try to look at it
from other persons angle also perhaps it might give us a better insight into
the problem. By extending a helping hand to other people, by keeping in a good judgment
one can sustain the friendship in a professional field.
When can it become too much
Friendly relations obviously make the workplace
amicable and pleasant. Just like sibling rivalry, professional places also have
wonderful affection, understanding and togetherness under the shade of
One should not take advantage of their friendship
to gain benefits from their higher level authorities similarly the higher level
people should not make friendship a burden for their peers and never it should
be a favour for one’s growth.
Also one should refrain from taking professional
issues and discussing at personal level which will help to have a healthy
environment. Finding friends at workplace is a blessing and sustaining it is a bigger