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Workplace alienation: A reality?

You can ask the most confident of your colleagues at work and they will tell you that there have been times when they felt completely alienated at their workplace – something which not only took a toll on them emotionally but also affected their work performance adversely.

So, today if you are going through similar feelings related to workplace alienation, please know for a fact that you’re not the only one to feel thus. You’re not alone in this struggle. So, your problem is not entirely unique either. Keeping these tips in mind can help you battle workplace alienation in a better way. Read on.

Spend time in meaningful introspection

Don’t start playing your victim card as soon as you see others giggling around you during breaks but none of them actually including you in all the fun. Instead, start off by identifying possible weaknesses in you. Have you unintentionally offended others at any point of time? Is your body language responsible for turning people off immediately as they try to interact with you? Ask your closest of friends or parents to put forward their opinions regarding this. You might not exactly be able to study and improve your body language all by yourself.

Try to break the ice

The sense of alienation at workplace usually happens when you are new. Try to break the ice with your colleagues by going up to them. There are times when you are just overlooked by your seniors – perhaps because you are a part of large group of new joinees. While the other joinees were busy mixing with seniors, you might have missed out on going up to them because you were too shy. It is important to remember that it is you who need to break the ice first rather than feeling shy or overconfident that they will pursue you.

Talk to them to find out whether you have turned them off in some or the other way. Clear the air. Request them to be frank with you and convey your readiness to improve in case you have not been able to demonstrate warm vibes.

Shine on with aplomb!

Taking these aforementioned steps will definitely help you forge more meaningful relations with your colleagues. Don’t start undermining your potential or questioning your abilities because you’re apparently being ignored by others. Take it as an opportunity to improve your ways or for that matter clear the air. Shine on!

How to deal with the resignation of your best friend at work?

She was your best friend at work. Fun at workplace was never complete without him. You deserved your best advice for that colleague of yours with whom you bonded outside your workplace as well. And, then comes the day when he or she decides to put down his or her papers to join another organization or take a break from work or for leaving the country altogether. You are no stranger to resignations. You are no stranger to job switches. You are no stranger to new joinees quickly replacing your ex-colleagues. However, there are times when it takes a lot of time to accept the fact that your best friend at your workplace has resigned and will no longer be by your side.

Your best friend at work has resigned: Don’t let it affect your productivity

There are times when your workplace turns into a virtual battlefield and the only one standing by you is your friend. Perhaps this is why you hold your bond with your favorite colleague so close to your heart. What more? With corporate rivalry ruling your equation with most of your colleagues – it’s not often that you get to share great bonds with them. So, how exactly do you cope with the resignation of your favorite colleague?

Give it time

Don’t sink into a prolonged low. Your colleague’s departure might as well have taken a toll on your emotions but you have to ensure that you cannot let it affect your productivity or for that matter your work performance. One thought that can really help you in this regard is that nobody deserves your loyalty more than the present company you’re working for. Don’t try to rush things. Most expectedly, your friend must be serving a 15-day or 1-month notice period. Start preparing yourself for your friend’s absence during that period itself- especially if you depend on his/her help while working. Try to take care of your responsibilities by yourself – this might take much of your time thereby distracting you from sad thoughts.

Stay in touch

Keep in touch with your colleague. If he or she is in the same city, then make sure you’re meeting up at least once every two weeks so that none of you are overwhelmed by each others’ absence.

Stay happy

“Talk happy.” Yes this is very important. Instead of brooding over separation chalk out weekend plans together. Even if he or she is relocating in another city or country, be sure to see each other once every one or two years.