Things That Aren’t Kosher in the Workplace

Things That Aren’t Kosher in the Workplace

There’s a major difference between personal and professional. When it comes to personal affairs, there’s no limitation on how a situation may be handled, all of which depends on the individual. However, the work place is another story, requiring one to conduct themselves in a professional manner.

There’s a major difference between personal and professional. When it comes to personal affairs, there’s no limitation on how a situation may be handled, all of which depends on the individual. However, the work place is another story, requiring one to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Professionalism is key, and having a headstrong personality, along with a verbal filter, will prove to be highly beneficial. Lacking these essentials could possibly come at the cost of moving up within your career, or you’re career as a whole! Here’s a guideline of the no-no’s that comes with the professional world.

No Such Thing as “Try”

Sorry to be blunt, but there’s no room for “trying” on the job. Telling your boss that you’re trying to get a job done is unacceptable in their eyes, because they’re expecting you to GET the job done, not try. In all reality, try is a justification that people tend to use for not putting in enough effort, just a way to make people feel better about themselves. Unfortunately, this doesn’t fly in the workplace. If your plate becomes too full at work, let your voice be heard in a positive manner. As an employee, your boss is obligated to help you prioritize your work schedule, which will improve your workflow. Stop trying, and just do!

Down With Hesitation

As I’ve stated previously, the work place is all about doing. Hesitation and skepticism are elements that will have you going nowhere fast. The majority of the time, people show hesitation due to fear of failure. However, a boss appreciates decisiveness. If you happened to make a few mistakes in performing a task, then bounce back with solutions that could help fix your errors. Uncertainty only results in irking the nerves of your boss and colleagues alike. Keep this in mind; scared money don’t make money.

Always Business, Never Personal

In any line of work, business and personal affairs is a bad mix, especially since the line between the two is very thin. From making an irrational decision based on emotions to becoming intimately involved with a colleague,making things personal on the job can lead to detrimental results. Possible results of introducing personal elements to the job include pettiness, sexual harassment claims, loss ofproductivity, and favoritism. Social media proves to be highly toxic in the professional world. In today’s society, people tend to treat social media as their diary, making their day-to-day activities entertainment venues for the world to see. The problem with this is that employers and co-workers could possibly see the negativity you’re posting about the job, possibly landing you in trouble. It goes without giving much detail that business and pleasure don’t go well together. Becoming involved with a colleague may feel adventurous for the moment, but it could lead to becoming the victim on an episode of Snapped if things were to go sour. To avoid any drama or stress, have the ability to check all personal matters at the door, and pick them back up when you’re off the clock.

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