You know what they say about all work and no play. But how often do you cut it up with your co-workers and colleagues? Socializing with co-workers isn't just fun and a good stress-reliever, it also provides some less obvious work-related benefits, according to Kerry Patterson, co-author of The New York Times bestseller "Influencer." Patterson says people who are successful in their careers share something in common: they are well connected to others within the organization.
Socializing with co-workers allows you to build respect and likability, better understand the personalities of co-workers, contributes to feelings of teamwork and expands your network within the organization. Summertime---with its longer daylight hours, carefree attitude and increased access to the outdoors---is the perfect season to maximize your mingling.
This article explores 10 ways to enjoy what's left of summer with your co-workers and colleagues before fall arrives.
Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...