Do you realize that sometimes you are sabotaging yourself at work? There might be habits that are keeping you from getting work done, from shining on the job, or even getting a promotion and raise. Here are nine things you need to stop doing at work.
SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICT. During working hours, refrain from socializing (pinging or chatting) e.g Facebook, BBM, Whatsapp e.t.c
WORKING OVERTIME OR LATE HOURS. Work is good but letting it affect your life is bad. Learn to complete tasks on time and leave unfinished tasks for the next day.
STOP EMAIL CHECKING: Don’t be tied to your email account. If you are constantly answering emails, there will be no time to do your other work.
LEARN TO TAKE A BREAK: Being overworked will only stress you out, so it’s important to take a break from the job, the routine, and the demands of life in order to keep stress levels in check.
GET A LIFE: If your life is work-centered, you limit yourself to new experiences and opportunities that could actually help your career. Making time for family, friends, and yourself will not only make you well rounded but make you happier.
NEVER GO SOLO: It’s important to build relationships with your work colleagues. You can lose touch with your purpose and motivation when you stay isolated in your own space. Spend a break with them or go out for a cup of coffee or lunch.
STICK TO SCHEDULE: Before you agree to a meeting, make sure an agenda has been set. If the desired outcome is defined clearly and there’s an agenda listing topics, no meeting should last more than 30 minutes.
GET HELP: No one is Superwoman. There are going to be some projects you will need help on. Seeking assistance is better than trying to go it alone and messing up.
LAUGH AT LOUD: It is good to have a laugh or two at work because it releases stress increases your productivity. A team is much more likely to be successful if they are comfortable enough to laugh in each other’s presence. However, watch it!