People do not begin career intent upon ruining it. We got some job and we are either immediately drawn towards because of luxury of job. But soon the things we thought were good or quirky begin to irritate like a pebble in a shoe. Over time, these habits are ruining your career. It’s easy to identify other people’s bad habits. Maybe your co-worker always rushes at the last minute to complete their part of the project, your boss shoots down ideas without even listening, and your partner is horribly disorganized. Recognizing these traits in ourselves, however, isn’t quite as easy. Most employers are guilty of these bad habits without even being aware of it, and these habits can not only ruin relationships, but they can negatively affect business too, so before that happens; let’s uncover some of the worst offenders.
Nagging Too Much
Many studies have pointed to nagging as being the number one factor that makes people dissatisfied with their jobs. Don’t nag your boss. Remember that your boss doesn’t have to do things according to your timeline and nagging will only make the situation worse.
It can be easy to nod your head or say you agree to something without ever really hearing what your boss said. Half-listening to what your boss is one of those habits that can lead to a lot of problems. Work on your communication so you can truly listen to what your boss has to say.
Thinking you’re always right.
Think you’re always right, especially if you’re the expert and the most qualified to make decisions. Although this may be true, it doesn’t mean that other opinions don’t matter.
You can always ask other people also, what they think about your opinion.
This kind of person always says, “It’s not my job.” They don’t take responsibility, cling to their job description, and are unwilling to sacrifice personal interests for a larger goal.
Avoiding Discussions about Problems
Ignoring problems won’t make them disappear. In fact, many problems get worse when you don’t address them. Don’t avoid your workplace problems. Instead, be willing to tackle them in a professional manner.
One of the worst workplace habits is lying. Even those little white lies can seriously damage your career. Whether you aren’t honest about your work or disturbing others with your behaviour, it can destroy the relationship.
Express Genuine Gratitude.
If people don’t feel valued, they’ll likely take their business elsewhere, so it’s risky to take people for granted.
There are many ways to say ‘thank you’ to your colleague, and not all of them are verbal … you can show them just how much you appreciate them by getting to know them personally, forgiving occasional bad behaviour, and staying up-to-date in your field so you can perform better at your workplace.
Making a Scene in Office
Throwing a fit at a workplace, yelling on the sidewalk, or exhibiting the silent treatment at a co-worker desk can all be very damaging to the relationship. Avoid making a scene in office. Instead, keep your private business just between the two of you.
How to improve yourself
Be ready to participate in social functions. Be open to new acquaintances. Meet new people and deal with them respectfully and enthusiastically. Be an active listener; you will surely learn something new.
Are you really present physically and mentally? Try to block out all distractions so that you have the time to truly focus on your tasks and career.
Through challenge you will reach areas of your personality you have never discovered before. It is a good idea to step away from your comfort zone to explore new horizons. If you settle into a routine and play it safe all the time, you will never get ahead in your career.
‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll only get what you’ve already got’