Everyone has bad habits. It could be procrastinating, gossiping or even punctuality. As an employee, these bad habits can reflect poorly on you and potentially cost you your job. Kavaliro’s Noelle Cipollini was recently on FOX 35’s Good Day Orlando to share some tips on what work habits you should avoid.
Even though you spend a lot of time with co-workers, draw a line when it comes to professional and personal matters. Don’t overshare about a crazy weekend or personal issues. At the end of the day, work is work. Keep a level of professionalism, because you never know who might be your next boss.
It’s very easy for complaining to spread. Once one person starts, it tends to flow throughout the entire office. Make it a rule that the only complaints allowed are followed up with solutions on how to fix them.
Not lying should seem pretty obvious. If co-worker notices you lying about something very miniscule, it might cause them to question everything that you do. They will start to doubt your word and you could lose all credibility.
Unfortunately, a slacker brings down the entire team. Make your time worth it by being a team player and putting the greatest effort into everything you do.
Being late tends to impact the whole team. It shows there is a lack of respect for others’ time and creates tension in the workplace. At the end of the day, do not be the person that is late with deadlines or meetings.
If you are sharing gossip with others in the office, keep in mind that you could be talking about someone’s superior and that nothing you say is confidential. It’s best to stay out of private matters between employees.
It all depends on the culture of your office, but really strive to create a better image for yourself and your company. If upper management notices that you’re slipping throughout the day, it could prevent them from bringing you to the next big meeting.
8. Dressing too Casual
It’s important to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. You will set yourself apart and it will allow others to envision you in higher roles because of your presence and professionalism.
9. Acting Hypocritical
Always lead by example. You can’t tell your staff not to be on Facebook when you are on Facebook majority of the day. Think about how the outside perceives your actions. At the end of the day, perception is reality.
10. Blaming Others
Be sure to always take responsibility for your actions. If you take the blame on yourself, it will speak volumes rather than always pointing the finger at someone else.
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