Most people find it difficult to be human with the PC police on constant duty. They have no idea which one of their acts might land them in trouble. And for others, they just don’t care. For employees (and even bosses) of the first category, we have idiot-proof list of clear DON’Ts in a workspace. And for our daring friends in the second category, Godspeed!
Don’t Take Personal (Anger-Filled) Calls
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We all have drama going on in our lives at some point. But your office space is off limits to entertain such drama. For your own wellbeing, we strongly advise you to hold it off until you get out of the office building. Not only is it embarrassing for you, it hinders your colleagues workspace too. Your office space is not your personal battleground.
Being a ‘messenger of information’ is not a good role to play if you want to retain your dignified position as a respectable employee. You’ll be deemed as untrusting, bad team player and uncaring of organizational ethics thereby making your intergrity questionable. Think long-term.
Flirting With Your Boss, Colleague Or ANYONE
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Your workplace is pious and that is reason enough to avoid indulging into flirtatious or inappropriate behavior. That and your contract binding you to organizational rules which if you read will clearly state the legal consequences of such involvement. It is an intriguing play for power but it has many informal downsides too. Let’s just say that work romances are thrilling only on television. In reality, not so much!
Don’t Send Emails At Work That You Don’t Want Your Boss To See
Fun Fact: Your Wi-Fi provider can view everything that happens over each device accessing it. So even if you think you’re using your personal email and you’ll be fine, you won’t be. Simply avoid sending any personal, hateful, angry or sloppy messages and emails within the office space. Nothing is private, trust us.
Be A Social Media Addict
Even if you’re a Social Media Manager, watching your own personal feed isn’t going to help the company. So quit your lazy habits and get to work. Social Media hoggers at work are always looked down as unproductive and unreliable. You’re being paid to work, not to play PubG. So your stalking, catching up with an old friend and planning your vacation to Amalfi Coast can take a break until lunch time.
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With the work Dynamics broadening, everyone wants to become accepting of each other’s idea of a workplace. In the process, employees have started dressing casually. It is essential to be comfortable in what you wear but that doesn’t mean you can turn up to work in sweats. Prim and proper grooming can be a decisive factor when it comes to your reputation amongst your colleagues and management. Hence, it is significant that you make an effort to dress up and show up.
In short, take your work seriously and ensure your actions follow!