It’s a new year and everyone is busy obsessing over keeping their New Year Resolution, some people are Obsessing over making more money, for some it’s about making better decisions, better work-life balance, getting into much healthier relationships, generating better contacts and many more.
However, while this is utmost in our minds and consciousness, we should not forget to realize that we get what we give out and that what we do not what we say is the determinant of how we are perceived.
In this vein, below are the habits we need to take cognizance of at work, so we don’t lose the respect of our colleagues. Some aspects of office etiquette are generational. Others have stood the test of time. Many of the ways w act at home or with friends may be offensive in the work environment. The issue here is that not many will speak out when they are made uncomfortable. They will simply tolerate it publicly and make a mental note. Then you wonder why you struggle getting people to follow you or support you in major opportunities.
Workdays are hard enough without having to pick up the extra slack for those who don’t carry their fair share of the load. People on the team know who is not pulling their weight. Too many missed days can make your co-workers who are showing up regularly feel resentful. Put in the effort or find a job that truly motivates you.
Whether you are late to work, late to meetings, or late with deadlines, people tire of always having to wait for someone to show up. It’s make you appear selfish, unorganized, and disrespectful of other’s time. There are plenty of tools to help you keep track of appointments. Make the effort or no one will trust you.
- Being dramatic
No one has time for tantrums and excuses. Life can be a challenge for everyone at one time or another. Having a problem or mild expression of emotion will not hurt you the first time, but if a pattern develops, people will avoid you like the plague.
People may enjoy hearing you dish salaciously about what is going on with Susie’s promotion or Bill’s marriage, but at the same time, they are judging you. They are saying to themselves that this person cannot be trusted with sensitive information.
- Shedding responsibility
People appreciate and respect others who can take responsibility for their own actions and experience. Throwing others under the bus makes you look irresponsible and petty. Leadership opportunities go to those who are accountable and can elevate others rather than tearing them down.