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Carrie fowler mvp
By Carrie Fowler

We don't always realize the impact of office relationships.

It's amazing how much time you spend with the people you work with, and it's important that conflict stays at a minimum. The need to respect each other’s time and personal space is vital. So, following office etiquette makes everyone feel more comfortable. On the other hand, it's equally important to go out of your way to make others feel comfortable in your office space.

Keeping spirits high while showing others that you appreciate the work they do, that their presence in the office is a breath of fresh air, only makes working together easier and makes coming to work pleasurable.

We all have people that we work with whose personalities clash with our own. We can't change that, but providing a welcoming atmosphere may change how they approach you and the work that you do. Being defensive and putting up walls makes the workplace more divisive than it needs to be. You don't have to be best friends with your co-workers, but creating a friendly atmosphere helps to keep stress levels down to create a more relaxing work environment.

Taking time to stop and listen to your coworkers and understand their viewpoint when issues arise, helps both parties grow and reduces animosity.

We all know that newspaper business can be stressful, but having a more relaxed workplace can help to relieve some of the heavier stresses we are facing.

And we all know, less stress keeps everyone happy.