8 Things That You Should Never Do at Your Workplace
Once you step out of your academics, be ready for a major transformation as office isn’t college and the behaviors and rules definitely change here. You passed out of college, appeared for interviews and then successfully got into an esteemed organization. Now, you want to be successful and grow both ‘horizontally and vertically ‘as you had possibly stated in your interview.
A successful employee is the one who impresses their colleagues, supervisors and sub-ordinates with their hard work along with some good etiquette. But, knowingly or unknowingly you might infuse your work-space with a negative aura.
Here are 8 things that you should never do at your professional sphere:
- Gossip/chitchat about co-workers.- You would find many who will do it. But NEVER GOSSIP about your colleagues. Although, few might encourage such discussions, refrain yourself from such talks. Remember, whatever information you’re spreading won’t make anyone look as bad as you make yourself appear for being the nasty and an uncaring messenger.
- Spend hours on Social Media. – You are being paid to be PRODUCTIVE, and not for Facebook or Whatsapp to catch up with an old high school buddy or your exes. Unless it’s part of your job, your social media activities should be saved for lunch or break times. And even then, use your phone and stay off the company computers for personal activity.
- Lie to make yourself look good.- Technology makes it easy to exaggerate your credentials. But on the other hand, it also makes it easy to find out the truth. Petty lies will hurt you in big ways and someone will always bring the truth to light. Be honest because it preserves your integrity.
- Come to work when very sick. – Your commitment to your job is admirable, but don’t prove that you’re a good worker by exposing the whole office to the virus of your flu. Work from home if you can, but don’t pass on your germs to the uninfected ones.
- Flirt with colleagues or employees. – Office romances might seem good at some movies and TV series, but in real life they might lead to lawsuits. What you believe is a charming way to impress someone might be harassment for other. So think before you hit on your co-workers.
- Interrupt conversations. – When you interrupt, you not only frustrate the person you are talking to but you give them a negative impression of yourself. Learn to listen. You’ll gain admiration and respect for not barging into a discussion and being the ‘wise listener’.
- Get too casual. – The professional space may be casual and it’s absolutely normal to have good friends at work or wear T’-s and Denims. But don’t think that you are a crazy group of college going kids; you are still a working professional and must act like one.
- Wear too much perfume or cologne. – Well, you are definitely not going to a party. Why drench yourself in strong scent? In the enclosed environment, strong perfumes might be headache to some and irritating to many. Keep the office environment fresh and neutral by wearing no perfume or at the most a gentle natural perfume