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Popular - No, Not The Song From Wicked

Posted by Kahli Hugley

Ever feel like your colleagues don’t think you exist? Do you feel like a ghost haunting your place of work? If you are feeling this way, then maybe there are a few things you can do to become more popular. People experience joy from their work not because it’s “fulfilling” or its their “life-long dream”, but because they’re popular, right? (that was rhetorical!) Since popularity is what we're all after and we all KNOW that is what will keep us happy in our jobs forever, here's a list that could start you on the road to popularity and job satisfaction for years to come!

Have bowls of candy all over your desk

Everyone loves the coworker that has the candy!

Always have an elaborate story to tell at the daily meeting

I would go as far to talk about the dreams you had last night – especially if they include coworkers. They need to know what is going on in your subconscious

Address everyone by their full name

Nicknames are a thing of the past. Everyone wants to be addressed by their full birth-name. Try to incorporate their middle name in there as well.

Label everything you own

If your name is not stitched into your chair, then how do your colleagues know that you are going to be there forever?

Respond to every internal email as “Reply All”

It will get people used to seeing your name all the time. You want to make sure you’re present, not only in your coworker’s field of vision but also their inbox.

Insert yourself into every conversation

I would go as far as to even dial into meetings that you were never originally a part of. You need to make certain that your colleagues’ clients know your name too.

Wear the same outfit every day

Change is scary and you want to seem approachable to all your colleagues so you probably should never change your outfit.

Give yourself a brand-new title

“Most Popular Account Manager” really has a nice ring to it…

In fact, change your title weekly

Not only your colleagues but everyone on LinkedIn will be super impressed by your versatility!

At the end of every workday, quit in style

Nothing beats a good ol’ fashioned adult temper tantrum. Everyone will be talking about you every single day!

If you follow these 10 tips, I guarantee you will be the most talked about person in the workplace!