5 ways to feeling comfortable within the work place

This post may not apply to you at the present time, but perhaps over the years it would be something worth considering when looking for a new job. Within the post I will reveal my 5 ways to feeling comfortable within the work place.

Most of us spend more time at work than we do at home, socialising and having fun! Therefore it is key to feel happy and comfortable where you work. Each work place is different, whether you are office based, work in a field or work from Home. But feelings comfortable where you work is key.

5 ways to feel comfortable within the work place

1. Before taking a job make sure it’s the right opportunity for you, whether that be checking the age range of people you’ll be working with, the ethos of the company or the general work space you would be working in. It’s key to find out what you would be letting yourself in for before you start.

2. Remember you are the newbie so everyone will be looking to get to know you, observe you to see how you take to the role so….try your best. Make sure you make an effort to engage with people within your team so you don’t feel out of place or alone.

3. Your fellow team are there to support and assist you whilst you get to grips with learning a new role, do not be afraid to ask for help! Make sure you speak up if you get stuck rather than struggle. It’s key to feel part of the team so being able to ask for support early on will allow you to adapt to the role and fit in.

4. Within an office environment there may be a lot of banter, remember it’s part of the ethos so do not take comments to heart. (I personally did when I started working at my current workplace, but as time has gone on it’s all part of the ‘fun’ so join in and don’t feel intimidated by others).

5. Join in social events, don’t be shy as people will not make an effort with you if you keep yourself to yourself. Trying to slot into a new team can be challenging but remember… they picked you out of a number of applicants so show them why they made the BEST decision!

(This is me… in a sumo suit at our latest summer staff party)

The secret to feeling happy and comfortable at work is ensuring you are doing a job you enjoy, that you are fully aware of the job role before joining and that your work colleagues treat you fairly! I hope you found my ‘5 ways to feeling comfortable in the work place’ both enlightening and useful.

But remember if you ever feel like you are being bullied or ‘picked on’ within the workplace make sure you speak out!! As you may not be alone, at nobody can resolve something they no nothing about. Fancy finding out 50 things that make me happy?

 

Love

            Emma

19 Comments

  1. August 5, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    loved reading this, being comfortable is so important whilst you work so these are really great tips. I don’t work anymore but I am doing work experience so I will keep these tips in mind for future experiences! xx

  2. August 5, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    So many brilliant tips. I defo think that making sure you’re the right fit in the office is a must!
    Rosie

  3. August 5, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    these are some really good tips and if i ever find myself in this situation these will defo help!

  4. August 5, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    What a great post! You’re completely right! Feeling happy and secure within a work place is so important. I’ll definitely be referring to this post in the future when it comes to me looking for a job. Thanks for sharing!

  5. August 5, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    Some brilliant tips here! I really didn’t enjoy my last job and I’m yet to find anything else but I’ll definitely be keeping these in mind. It’s so important to feel comfortable in a place you spend so much time xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

  6. August 5, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    Definitely needed to read this as I’m in the process of applying for jobs right now!! Thank you for all the lovely tips xxx

  7. August 5, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Starting a new job can be so scary at times and you might not feel in your element at first but following your advice will sure make it easier!

  8. August 5, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    very well put and a cool little read 😁 definitely think as time passes you learn different aspects and it becomes easier!

  9. August 5, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Feeling comfortable in the workplace is definitely important! These are some great tips, thanks for sharing x

    Ashleigh | ashleighwrites.co.uk

  10. August 5, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    I find it really awkward to join new places, and while I’m still in uni, I struggled during internships. Bookmarked for when I joined the world of work!

    Jas xx

  11. August 5, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    Great post! I would add that the interview is a great place to test out how the culture is going to be, if they make you feel uncomfortable during the interview (aside from normal interview jitters of course) it may not be a comfortable place to work

  12. August 5, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    Being in a job you really don’t enjoy is the worst, especially if the people aren’t your type either. These tips are great and I’ll definitely keep them in mind when going back to working life!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

  13. August 5, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    Thanks for writing this. You’ve included some great advice on being happy at work. Knowing exactly what the role will entail and the general age of the team are important factors x

  14. August 7, 2018 / 9:07 am

    Love this post! I’m currently in the process of finding a new job, so feeling comfortable in the workplace is of utmost importance to me, and one of the things I’m worried about.

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

  15. August 7, 2018 / 9:20 am

    I loved this post, such a helpful read. I had my first job last year and I was quite shy throughout my time there so it’s definitely something I’d change in future jobs. It definitely helps when you join in the banter with everyone else though, I feel like it makes the experience so much more enjoyable. Great post!x

  16. Kathleen
    August 7, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    Some great tips here. Advice anyone can use when beginning a new job

  17. abbiejadewanders
    August 15, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    enjoying the job you do is key and is definitely where I am going wrong with my 9-5! Great tips thankyou for sharing.

    abbiejadewanders.co.uk

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