One unprofessional habit that may be common to you is putting on an inappropriate dress for work. That’s perfectly true.
However, there are so many habits that we engage in that are also unprofessional. And these habits can lead to getting fired in your workplace if you do not make corrections.
Below are unprofessional habits that you need to deal with to retain your job.
1. Late Coming
How do you feel when you have to wait for so long before your friend shows up for a scheduled meeting?
I guess you do will not be all smiling when moments like that occur. That is the same way your boss looks at you when you are fond of showing up late to work or office meetings.
2. Grooming in the Office
Avoid combing, applying nail polish or makeup in the office. If you must do that, then you have to wait for break periods and use the restroom for it. You could stain your working materials with your makeup or nail polish.
Only if you knew how productive you would have been instead of gossiping, then you will scrap it off your habits. Aside, from being a time-waster, gossiping is an unprofessional act and could not be done in the office.
4. Discussing office work outside
Keep office discussions in the office alone, it is against office policies to discuss office affairs outside. Particularly when it has to do with office Secrets or strategies.
5. Calling in sick when you are not
So many office workers are guilty of this, as common as it is, it is bad because it kills the office productive output and your productive output too. Even if you must call in while sick, it should not be done every time to avoid being suspected of some cunny acts.
6. Always interrupting your Colleague
This act is not too far from gossiping but can be worst because you do not let yo colleagues make contributions during meetings or conversations. In as much as you would love to air your view, let another person speak his/her mind too.
7. Discussing personal issues at work
Your personal life should not be a part of office discussions. Keep them for informal settings or meetings that are outside the office. Your personal stories should not interrupt office work.
Most people do this a lot especially when they feel they are better off than some people. Don’t make other works look inferior by bragging always in the office.
9. Poor Hygiene
You may take this to be a personal issue but it can be a turn-off for your colleagues at work and will not speak well of you in the office.
10. Being told loud
Avoid shouting while making conversations or making phone calls or even playing music. Habits like these could cause a nuisance in the office and make others mark you for that.
11. Using vulgar words
Keep communication formal as much as you can. Don’t use vulgar words or swearing words on people or during conversations.
12. Making too much of personal calls
Except in emergency cases, avoid making personal calls in the office. Focus on the time you need to work and make that out of it.
13. Making comments on your colleague’s appearance
If you cannot walk up to your colleague and talk to them about their appearance then don’t go about discussing it with other colleagues or even making loud comments on it.
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Which other unprofessional habits do you know?
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