Do you feel left out of the goings on at your workplace? Do you barely speak to your coworkers and if you do, is it just about boring old work stuff? Are you missing out of the juicy office gossip? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I have a solution for you. Try inviting your coworkers out for a round or two of sangrias and margaritas. It’ll go a long way in improving your office standings.
It’s never easy being the odd man/woman out, but it happens to everyone at some point in their professional careers. That doesn’t mean that you have to stay odd. There are things that can be done to smooth over office misunderstandings or if you’re the new guy/gal looking to fit in. Taking your coworkers out for drinks is a great way to get people to open up and maybe talk a little more free than they would otherwise. Obviously make sure that all the proposed invitees are of age, as we don’t want anyone getting in trouble with the law.
Otherwise, if drinks aren’t your thing, how about going out for a bite to eat? Everyone loves food. Maybe go out for some fusion cuisine where yourself and coworkers can try something new together and possibly create some lasting bonds among you. If you have a really good paying job, it wouldn’t hurt to pay for at least the first round of drinks or maybe the meal. If your coworkers are even a little appreciative in nature, you’re sure to start the development of a very good working relationship, if not a friendship. Food and drink is one of the easiest ways to enamor yourself to anyone, but especially in the case of coworkers.