Q: I don’t like greeting people that I don’t know well. Is this really a “must” in the workplace?
A: Not even a smile, and maybe a “hi” as they pass by? Remember, what goes around, comes around. I’d be concerned that showing a totally unfriendly attitude toward your coworkers may end up isolating you. What’s more, that person you don’t know well could turn out to be someone you really might enjoy knowing. I’m not saying you need to cozy up to everyone you work with and treat them as your best friend. But a simple smile and sometimes even a quick greeting will help create a more pleasant work environment for them and for you.