Let’s keep it straight and humble.
Don’t give excuse for being late, think of the person who is waiting for you, by saying “Thank You” you are appreciating the time he or she has spent waiting and make you humble and shows that you “care ” of their time , also divert the mind to something such as coffee or food, that helps people to cool down.
Conversation related to work should be close ended, do not keep it open ended.
When you are speaking to any one you make sure you keep a time line for it rather giving them luxury to find loop hole in conversation.
Appreciate the effort, also tell them what you like.
Mostly people do something to impress or be grateful to you, and you don’t like the things which they are giving you. So be humble to accept with good gesture and tell them what you like.
How to Make first move in the conversation.
People often hesitate to open any conversation with strangers or any new person, but actually it is easy to do. Do not discuss “WORK” as starting conservation, discus about the person and ask about their liking and make him/her comfortable. Remember “Everybody Wants to Be Heard”.
Don’t Complain, be a problem solver.
We people are working there are changes that they will do it wrong and if you keep telling them their mistakes, they will not be around. So, step in and help, you might find a different way to solve it.