Here’s how you can connect with your friend better.

Invite them to speak

You may unintentionally dominate a work conversation. Invite your friend to give input by asking him/her questions.

Don’t be too serious

Your friend thrives in an environment of light-heartedness and find him/herself most productive when things are easy and casual. Don’t be too serious with your friend – it works against you.

Be affirming and enthusiastic

Adopt an affirming and enthusiastic way of expressing yourself to your friend. Avoid being critical or insensitive.

Expect changes

Expect changes in schedules and plans from your friend. Sometimes, your friend won’t even inform you. Be patient as it is likely to happen a few times.

Avoid micro-managing

You can tell your friend what you want to achieve, but you have to leave the ‘how-to’ to your friend. Give him/her the independence to figure it out.