Work place complainers, whiners, liars, and gossips, listen up! A quick post today to remind us about some basic work place DON’Ts:
Don’t say or write anything you wouldn’t want made public.
You have zero expectation of privacy at work & should always assume that anything and everything is being recorded and will come back to you at the worst possible time. That includes emails, phone calls, even hallway or parking lot conversations.
We all make mistakes and it’s always good to own up to them, but in business, you can go too far and actually make matters worse. If it’s a minor issue, just a quick “sorry about that” is fine. If it’s a big screw-up, apologize in private, face-to-face. Look the guy in the eye, say your piece, and be done with it. Don’t grovel, or make promises you can’t keep. … which is a DON’T all of it’s own…
Don’t make commitments you can’t keep or exaggerate your ability or influence. And don’t lie.
The more straightforward and genuine you are, the smoother your career — and your life, for that matter — will go. Do what you say you’re going to do . Your credibility will grow, people will count on you for more and more.
Don’t whine and complain all the time.
If you’re always complaining, nobody will want to have anything to do with you. When it comes down to it, those who do all the complaining are the ones who make the workplace a living hell, not the people or things they’re always complaining about.
Making your work space a better place starts with you and your actions.
Enjoy the week!