It is so fulfilling to be considered as an achiever at our work place but that involves hard work, commitment, attaining beyond expectations and more so giving your best at all times. Delivering excellence should be the ultimate goal of each employee.It’s easier to remember sanctions than rewards if our mind is negatively wired.
Believe me you; most of us look for a sneaky moment that you can slack off work for a little chat, a bite, an online
browse, a gossip or even banter with colleagues. So social are some of us, that our performances have been affected by the inappropriate sluggish behavior.
If promoted, you have the responsibility of managing colleagues under you. Actions speak louder than words, so let them learn from you doing something rather than you ordering around. Be organized, forthright, tough but considerate and let your drive move others. Set standards that you demonstrate always.
Saying that, our life is like an underground train with thoughts moving in and out so fast. Sometimes the mind is
a million miles away from our body! “When are you going to complete the report” the boss ask and you surprise yourself with “fish and chips” because your mind was figuring what the kids are gonna have for dinner.
Time management is an issue of concern for many. Do you log in to face book at work? Email colleagues socially?
Twitter? Continuous phone calls (loud laughter every minute) and you wonder why you have not met your deadline. What happens when an official email comes to say that you have not delivered? I should be there to see the tantrum you throw. No plan is planning to fail. There is time to work and time to play! Know the difference.
Working hard at work is training yourself for the day that you will work for yourself. Habits and skills you picked while employed carry with you when you decide to move on. Taking instructions allow you to practice giving instructions! Invest in you, your career, your growth, your future, and your track record!
I am usually asked how I manage my time. “You are usually so busy…” news flashes because this article is for me
too. I have my share of bad habits and I need to break the chain. I set too many goals that eventually I am overwhelmed and over occupied. We all need to set `SMART’ targets – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely targets that will leave us with successful projects.
Highly recommended - Re evaluate ourselves and dump those odd bad habits at work. The stakes are high now with so many people out of work, you can easily be replaced! Get mentors that are getting it right and learn their working and social habits, and emulate them for personal and professional growth. If you are 35 and above, you are already in future, Make sure you are the good example the younger generation will use! Good luck in changing bad habits, as lessons learnt are hard to unplug!