Avoid these habits at professional work place

Do your coworkers or boss show signs that they don’t like you? If “yes,” then sure, it could be that they’re generally disagreeable people. Or it could be you. Yes…You, you may not realize it, but you could be engaging in workplace habits that make you look unprofessional.so make sure next time you must avoid these habits at the professional work place

Showing up late to work

Punctuality is critical. The professional thing to do is to arrive on time, ready to do what is expected. Punctuality is must and it does not only matter in office but also at other places.

Being negative all the time

Repeatedly responding to suggestions with a pessimistic or contrary attitude can be construed as being uncooperative phrases like “That won’t work,” “That sounds too hard,” or, “I wouldn’t know how to start,” should be avoided.Similarly, complaining too much puts you in a bad light.

Take dramatic, angry personal phone calls

Sure, nasty calls happen. But that doesn’t mean you have to subject everyone else to your drama. The office is not a place to do battle with your kids or siblings. Keep your relationship issues outside of where others are working and can hear you. Take a break and go somewhere private, or better yet, save it until you get home.

Sending unprofessional emails

Just as you would take the time to proofread a resume before sending it in, make sure your emails are spell-checked and free of any emojis or text abbreviations. Fix any grammar mistakes before hitting send.

Gossiping about others

Whatever information you’re spreading won’t make anyone look as bad as you make yourself appear for being the nasty and uncaring messenger.

Spend hours on your social media

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.

Hit on your boss, colleague, or employee

Office romances are only good in movies, but more often than not they lead to awkward situations and even lawsuits. Keep your dating to your off hours.it can also take down your reputation.

 Respond when you’re angry

The only thing more stressful to your body than anger is the guilt and fear of repercussions for taking out your anger in the office. Find ways to take a break and control your anger so you act reasonably and professionally.

Interrupting again and again

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.

Get too comfortable

Certainly, society has become more casual. People don’t dress up for work and are much more familiar in their conversation. That doesn’t mean that wearing sweats and cussing are acceptable office behavior. Consider the impression you make in your looks, attitude, and actions.

Bully or Harassing

If you struggle to treat all people with kindness and respect, perhaps you should seek career development in a field where you can work by yourself. Avoid customer service jobs for sure.

Doing your makeup at your desk

In most fields, casual grooming in public is frowned on. If you need a touch-up, she suggests heading to the bathroom.

 

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