5. Spend time with everyone.
It's common to have a "cubicle mate" or special confidant in a work setting. But in addition to those trusted coworkers, you should expand your horizons and find out about all the people around you. Use your lunch and coffee breaks to meet up with colleagues you don't always see. Find out about their lives and interests beyond the job. It requires minimal effort and goes a long way. "This will help to grow your internal network, in addition to being a nice break in the work day," Ryan Kahn, a career coach and author of Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad, told Forbes.
6. Give compliments, just not too many.
Positive feedback is important for anyone to hear. And you don't have to be someone's boss to tell them they did an exceptional job on a particular project, or offer thanks for help. This will help engender good will in others. But don't overdo it or be fake about it. Studies have foundthat lavishing people with a torrent of praise doesn't work nearly as well as providing a mix of positive and negative feedback. One study in particular found that people responded best to comments that shifted from negative to positive, possibly because it suggested they had won somebody over.
7. Tailor your interactions.
This one may be a bit more difficult to pull off, but it can go a long way to achieving results. Remember in dealing with any coworker what they appreciate from an interaction. Watch out for how they verbalize with others. Some people like small talk in a meeting before digging into important matters, while others are more straightforward. Jokes that work on one person won't necessarily land with another. Tailor your style accordingly to type. "Consider the person that you're dealing with before each interaction and what will get you to your desired outcome," Kahn said.
8. Put on a good face, always.
Being friendly may seem simple enough, but under the pressure of major assignments and deadlines, it can be hard to keep your cool. The image you project in a workplace, however, is always being watched and will affect how you're viewed. "Small gestures can make a big difference," Kahn said. Don't forget to say good morning and good evening as you come in and leave. Learn names, and use them. Ask how people are doing. Keep a smile on, even when things get tough. It will help you get one in return.