Today I want to talk about the place where we spend almost eight hours every day or at least from Monday to Friday. There is off course there are some people who work from home but for most of the guys who are doing full time jobs they are normally at their workplace. While staying at work we are mostly working but every now and then we communicate with people around us. Every day we do work discussions, tell jokes, ask for upcoming or previous plans and communicate in many ways.
With all of this constant commination between the work colleagues we make a social or work relation with those people at work even though we are not related or living with our colleagues.
Happiness is working with great people
I am working in Teleopti Sweden (A Calabrio Company) as a Cloud Developer. We have a pretty good amount of people who are in office apart from those who are either travelling for work or working from home. But in the summer the number of people at office decreases substantially due to summer vacations. I am one of the few who are working in those long silent and relaxed sunny summers when most of the office is on vacation. Its not many people around and I would say it’s the best time working at the office. Not many people are around and the one that are around you get the chance to communicate with them. The work environment is less stressful and more quiet. You get more focus on work and self-evaluation. Though both self-evaluation and work are a constant thing that we are doing all the time but during those working days one could take a step back to have more focus.
We are a Team
We are not a team just because we are physically located at one place and working together. We are team because we communicate, we trust, we share jokes, have fun activities and we respect each other. It like having another family at your workplace. We do have a lot of work-related discussions and augments on different things and in the we agree on the common grounds. This is almost like those childhood fight-arguments with our siblings and the next day start without any grudges. This off course gives you the chance to develop that comfort zone which helps you excel.
The Fika policy
‘Fika’ is Swedish is defined as a coffee break. I think this is another healthy tradition that we have at the Swedish work environment. Fika are informal coffee breaks near the kitchen are or the common area. Where you could have work chat to personal chat to mingle more. You normally discuss your weekend, plans for weekend or things in general
With all these things combined I think routine that you have at work in invaluable. It gives you the confidence at drive to work with your team and the people around the office.