What type of colleague are you?
Have you ever asked yourself that question? Have you ever thought to take a moment to take your eyes off other colleagues and to instead really look at yourself from within?
What do you see? Do you see someone who readily points fingers at other colleagues, blaming them for everything?
Or do you see someone who sees things for what they are and with a good spirit and heart? Someone who endeavors to pursue not just your success and joys of work but that of others?
Do you assist others in doing and being the best that they can be at work or are you gleeful about their ‘failures’?
What spurs you on: throwing others under the carpet or celebrating a victory for all on the job?
Are you the colleague who will aide others to succeed, buoy them up when they are down, or scheme to make their lives even more miserable?
Do you assist your fellow colleagues, lend a kind hand, say a kind word, champion them on, nurture and bolster them?
We can all work harder to make the work place a better place for each other. Let’s begin by asking ourselves the tough questions about how we contribute to the joy or the misery of others at our work places. After all we are colleagues, we are people, and all of us are valuable and precious, and do not deserve abuse or denial to be the best that we can be.
We all deserve to excel, and sometimes it just takes a kind word, a slight urging and encouragement, a moment where we are treated with decency and dignity. It works wonders for our productivity.
What will you do this day, this week, this month, to support, stimulate, uphold and motivate a fellow colleague?
The choice is always ours; our freewill can assist or destroy. What do you choose?