Career & Money

Want More Respect At The Office? Stop Doing These Things!

Avoid these nasty work habits, pronto

By The Weekly | November 20, 2017

Here are things to avoid if you’re looking to get more respect and be well-liked by your colleagues at work. They’re easy to do too!

This article first appeared on The Singapore Women’s Weekly website.

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You Make Personal Calls

Honestly, no one wants to hear about your personal life on the phone

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You Show Up Late Often

Consistently late at work? As this reflects poorly on you, its time to make some effort to be at the office on the dot!

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You Interrupt Others

Do you have a habit of interrupting others mid-sentence? Stop! Try jotting down what you want to say and say it later when the time is right.

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You Call In Sick Often

While its fine if you’re truly sick, but if you’re skipping work playing hooky, it’ll reflect badly on you.

 

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You’ve Got A Messy Table

A messy table indicates that you’re a disorganised person. Clear up your desk regularly to give a good impression to the people around you.

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You Make A Lot Of Noise

Whether it’s your loud keyboard typing or the music you’re listening, being loud or making too much noise tend to distract your co-workers.

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You Have Poor Email Etiquette

Sending emails at odd hours of the day, not saying ‘Hi’ or ‘Hello’ before rambling on and typing all in caps or in multi-coloured fonts is poor email etiquette – no matter your designation.

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