Are You Guilty of These Bad Work Place Habits?
Having bad work habits is bad. Having bad work place habits that annoy your co-workers is even worse.Are you guilty of these bad work place habits?
Monster.com listens seven bad habits that you should avoid, unless you want to make a lot of enemies in the work place.
The list includes making an unreasonable amount of noise, being a source of strong smells, doing things that gross people out, engaging in excessive chit-chat, and invading others' personal space.
Common sense, it seems, would come in to play, but as you know, common sense doesn't run in all circles. And it's funny how individuals who are lacking in common sense also tend to have a dull sense of perception when it comes to taking hints from co-workers who happen to be on the receiving end of the guilty party's bad work habits.
Whether it's at work, church, a ball game, the grocery store, it's a good idea to be aware of the people around you and to think about how your actions may be affecting them. It is especially important when you are on the job, because these are people you are around for hours on end, day after day, week after week.
Is my computer volume too loud? Am I talking too loud to co-workers or on the phone? Am I carrying an offensive odor? Is my co-worker enjoying the non-work-related conversation as much as I am? Am I unnecessarily in people's face and invading their personal space?
Ask yourself these questions and take a serious, personal look at your work place habits. Your bad habits could be damaging relationships with co-workers, and could cost you advancement or promotion, and maybe even your job.