You may love your job, but the team you may work with can drive you to the point of resigning. May sure you are not one of those colleagues by mastering this office ettiquette:
The high level of unemployment in our country is enough for many to cling on to their jobs, no matter how emotionally and physically draining they might be. Often it’s not the job itself, but either your colleagues or your managers who make you drag your feet to work. Office politics, gossip, sabotage, and cliques can drive anyone to insanity because they slow down your chances of growing in your career. Office etiquette is a necessity to make going to work a pleasant and fulfilling experience. Be one of the best team members by following these five office etiquettes:
Keep personal calls to a minimum: By now your family and friends should know that you are working and it’s not fair to waste company time by taking personal calls to catch up. Being loud over the phone is just as disrespectful. There is always room for emergency, but avoid spending hours on the phone taking calls that are not work-related.
Avoid offending your colleagues: We all have a right to our opinions but you should always be considerate when voicing out your views about life, race, gender, social issues, and religion. People’s identities evolve around some of those things and blabbing offensive things (even if it’s a joke) is the worse thing you can do for yourself.
Be respectful at all times: How you address people and treat them does go a long way. This always extends to respecting time and your deadlines. Always alert others if you are running late and try to make up for the time lost.
Take accountability: Since no one is perfect you are bound to make mistakes at work as well. Take accountability instead of shifting the blame to others because that shows maturity and integrity.
Be professional: This includes giving credit where its due and being a team player on projects. Dress to kill, but be mindful of the clothes you wear at the office. Oh, no matter how committed you are avoid going to work when you are too sick. Your boss knows that you won’t be productive. Most importantly, treat others the way you want them to treat you.
What other office etiquettes should one have?
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