Monday, December 6, 2021

Work Etiquette

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Madhuri Naidu Chavvakula
: Writing is my passion and motivation as it inspires my own soul as well as others. . Poet by heart . Blogger & avid reader. Woman with Wanderlust.

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Work! Work! Work! Its hilarious how so many different feelings revolve around this one word. Few consider it a living hell, few as a passion. Some worship their work along with their bosses too 😛  once we are adults, work is the one place where we spend most of our lives at. It is very necessary to make your workplace better to enhance our professional life. One cant work at a clumsy working space. We cannot avoid the targets we have to chase or the struggles we have to face to get the job done. With a few tips about work etiquette, we can make our work life a little lighter and more fun.

Work Life written in blocks
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We have always loved our work place in front of the boss. But we all know it is only valid in theory. Here are a few things that can help improvise your workplace so that you love to be there.

  1. We all know that work is sometimes hectic and you might deal with a crappy day. Usually Monday’s are horrible. It doesn’t mean you have to shout aloud and make it worse for others as well. Keep it cool. You can use affirmation post-its or anything to calm yourself
A yellow post it with a motivational quote written on it
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  1. Greet your colleagues with a smile in the morning. It would give you and them a motivation to start your day positively.
A young man greeting his colleague
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  1. Help your co workers when they are in need. Your support may boost up their confidence. Also don’t be too naive. Know who actually requires your help and who is shirking.

    A young man helping out a female worker
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  2. Plan an informal outing once in a while with your teammates. It helps to ease the tensions within, i.e. if there are any. You can plan any fun activities which includes physical activity as most of us lead sedentary life in office. Informal doesn’t mean going to a night club. It could be someplace nice to actually have a pleasant conversation so that you all can get to know each other better.

    Co-workers having lunch together and taking a selfie
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  3. Never allow yourself to indulge too much into your colleagues’ personal lives or advise them when not asked as that may lead to unwanted drama. Keep it professional
  4. Never talk about how much money is your teammate making as it is one of the strictest HR rules that needs to be confidential.
  5. Be punctual. Your boss or whoever it is respects when you come on time and do your work sincerely. You don’t need to explain your dedication. Actions speak louder than words.

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  6. If you have to keep your mobile phone on, keep it in vibration mode. No one needs to hear what your favorite song is.
  7. Make sure your team gets rewarded when they perform well. Everyone’s work must be appreciated.
  8. Don’t discuss your problems with your co-workers. It would be of no help. It would create more of a mess than what it was in the first place. Talk to your manager who actually can give you a solution.

11.  Respect your teammate’s work. Everyone has equal amount of work distributed and individual problems to take care of depending on their capability. Your boss is well aware of it. It’s better not to be judgmental

  1. Never give your attention to any toxic employees or indulge in any office politics. You might be digging your own pit.
  2. Know when to say no. Don’t hesitate to avoid any work which you think you cannot handle or if you know you cannot meet the deadlines. But make sure you don’t say no to everything. Be flexible, transparent and optimistic.

    learn to say no written on a paper
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14 . Use please and Thank you. Manners never go out of style 😉

Man holding a Thank You note
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They say if you want your life to be happy, there must be a balance in your personal and professional life. After all, your profession is a major part of your life, and the central part of your finances comes from it and pays off your house rent, your shopping therapy and many more. Isn’t it true?  Work smart, be a good employee and earn more money 🙂

 

Author bio :

Madhuri Naidu

Writing is my passion and motivation as it inspires my own soul as well as others. . Poet by heart . Blogger &  avid reader. Woman with Wanderlust.

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