Are You Likable at the Office?

Likeability 2Ready to see how your likability stacks up? If you’ve taken the twelve-step challenge in “Popular Vote” from the Fall 2014 issue of Marriott Alumni Magazine, these two helps from Tim Sanders, author of The Likeability Factor, can guide you in improving your office relationships.

Start with his self-assessment to find out whether you generate positive or negative feelings in your coworkers.

Once you’ve faced the feedback, try Sanders’s FiveByFive exercise (instructions here and template here) to find shared interests with your associates. Having more to talk about around the office can turn the coldest of contacts into a positive connection.