Monday, June 25, 2012

Friends With Benefits

The universal sign for being a friendly person? A smile! Yours to be more specific.

We all want to make it in our field, that's a given. We all want to be a CEO or President or even a Vice President, and once we reach these peaks we think there's no where else for us to go, correct? Wrong!

How can we move up after we've achieved such greatness? Two seemingly simple words -- Make Friends. That's right, friends, from the workplace. Yes, there is always going to be that one person in the office that everyone cannot stand. We all have them, and we all deal with them by plastering a smile on our face and pretending to care. That's a given. And sometimes, yes, your boss should probably just stay your boss.

However, by making friends at your workplace, you can increase your approval as well as your general workplace demeanor. How would you feel if someone was awarded a promotion over you just because they were friendlier? Like crap, correct? Well, it doesn't take a lot to make friends. A personality, a decent one at that, and a willingness to try.

 You never know how far a simple "Hi" or smile can take you.

You can read more here in the article from CNN Money.