I used to be an Employee before I started my own business. I did not quit paid job because I was a bad employee, but because I am a very ambitious young man with a passion in having my own company. It dosent matter whether you are self-employed or an employee, what matters is the money that you are paid. Today, I want to share with you some bad work habits you should avoid, for you to retain your job. Like they say, “Na where Person Dey work NaThere Him Dey Chop.”.
Below are the habits to avoid at work:
1. ISOLATING YOURSELF: You’re not obligated to like everyone; not everyone has to like you either. However, develop a good working relationship with your colleagues. Don’t isolate yourself from other workers. Even if some colleagues are annoying, tolerate them to save your job. Participating in work activities, going to lunch, these also give you the opportunity to get to know co-workers in a different setting. Also, don’t take things personally. Sometimes we interpret harmless feedback as a personal attack. It’s not easy to swallow criticism, even if it isn’t meant to be critical of us.
2. AVOIDING WORK: Don't avoid work meant for you just because you think a co-worker can do it better. The more work you offload, the more pressure you put on other workers. Task yourself to complete a job with little or no supervision. This can give you the opportunity to learn new things.
3. GOSSIPPING: Conversations with co-workers always demand a certain level of discretion in order to protect people’s privacy and respect their boundaries. Asking too many personal questions and meddling in people’s private affairs can make them feel cornered and uncomfortable. If someone wants to involve you, you will be brought in the loop.
4. PROCRASTINATING, THEN RUSHING: Some people say they work best under pressure but procrastination becomes a problem when it begins to impede your performance. Projects get delayed, you get stressed, and the quality of your work can suffer. Some habits that may contribute to your procrastination are personal phone calls, long breaks, surfing the Internet for non-work related purposes, chatting with friends on Facebook, or even playing online games . When the deadline finally arrives, the work may be complete but the results are only mediocre.
5. NOT SHARING EXPERIENCE: Do you have the habit of doing instead of teaching? Doing without explaining how you do it? Sharing your knowledge with others is an important part of talent management and a positive habit that renders everyone capable of sharing responsibilities and promoting group synergy.
PLUS, Don’t Sleep during work hours.
I believe you have learnt one or two things from this article.
You can share your experience or more tips .
Written & Edited by: Endy Edeson