Originally published: May 9 , 2017
Engineers are hired based on technical competencies and engineering background. Rarely do employers factor the social skills, because it barely matters to companies how friendly or sociable the engineers are. But this should matter to you as an employee.
You spend at least 8 hours of work in a day. More often than not, this involves collaborating with other people in the office, site, or laboratory, because engineering jobs are not done alone.
With this kind of setup, you are bound to mingle and talk to them regularly. What other way can you make every work day a happy day than make friends with the people around?