TRY THIS: Help everyone that needs it, not just the people that you like. Being helpful can foster trust between peers and make it known that help is always available if you ask. Not only does this give you a chance to refine your skills, but can also create a healthier work culture!
RESEARCH SAYS: Workers who only help people that they like or have helped them have less trust in others and tend to keep track of who has helped them. In contrast, workers who help everyone tend to trust that others will help them and feel that they are able to improve their skills through helping (Perlow & Weeks, 2002).