I wanted to include something I didn’t feel I had room for, and didn’t quite state explicitly in the last post:
Distance leaves room for gossip, and ignorance creates assumptions. If you find yourself shunned, one of the best ways to resolve the issue is to draw closer to your peers. Socialize, go to lunch, find the “meeting after the meeting” and spend time dining with the others after hours in your organization. That, combined with a great attitude, should work for you…
UNLESS you haven’t resolved anything. If the problem is yours and it still exists, sometimes drawing near may make things worse.
As NBC is so fond of saying: “The More You Know.”