A friendly atmosphere at work is an essential quality of a great place to work.
An attitude of friendliness makes us pleasant to work alongside. This quality should be expected but missing in today’s rush to multitask and noses buried in our electronic devices.
Friendliness does not mean you are a pushover, weak, lazy or unmotivated. Being friendly is simply good manners.
One time my uncle from a small town visited us in Tulsa. As I was driving him to our home, he waived at every single car we passed. Some people would wave back. Most people had a perplexed look on their faces. Waiving has become outdated. Drivers waiving their middle finger has not.
Many of us have forgotten how to be friendly. Whether walking down the street, in the parking lot, or down the hallway at work, we should remember to show kindness. Smile, say hello or ask a coworker how their day is going. Just make the effort.
Your organization will never be a great place to work without the biggest small act of being friendly.
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