Beware! Boss is watching you!

Work apart, the way you behave in office, with colleagues, bosses and everyone around in general, matters a hell lot. Maintaining basic decency and discipline is an important aspect at a work place and not knowing the ‘to-dos’ may just hamper your chances.

Just as people gather experience after working at different workplaces, they also grow as better individuals,because every workplace teaches you a lot apart from work. Here are some office tips that may come handy. Just by changing your working habits, you can excel at a workplace.

[h1]Never multi-task and prioritize:[/h1]

Never try to do several things at the same time. For instance, don’t even attempt to work on a document while checking a few emails, responding to phone calls and browsing the web. You will end up messing everything. Always prioritise and get things done as per their importance. If there is too much to do, make notes and get attacking.

[h1]A messy desk says a lot about you:[/h1]

Arrange your desk properly. If your desk is messy, people may term you as laggard, lethargic and unorganised. Also, if there are many things scattered on your desk,you will not be able to concentrate.

[h1]Keep your mobile away: [/h1]

Stop taking too many personal calls while working and make sure long chats are a complete no-no. Taking small breaks to make small calls just to freshen up your mind is considered alright, but your boss may not appreciate if you are talking on mobile for long. She may think you are a non-serious player.

[h1]Say big NO to Facebooking, chatting et al:[/h1]

While at some workplaces there is a ban on social networking sites, but many workplaces are not so stringent. While it’s ok to log on to Facebook or chat with your friend once in a while, but honestly, avoiding these would help you immensely. Also, how much ever tempted you are to check your personal mail, restrict it to may be thrice in a day.

[h1]Socialise, but don’t overdo it :[/h1]

Making friends in office in your department or other departments is seen as a healthy practice; however, as soon as you cross the thin line, people may think you are overfriendly and nagging. Same rule applies for your bosses or immediate senior. So, keep a healthy distance!

What do you think?

Written by Smita Diwan

Smita Diwan is a Media & Communication evangelist with 15+ years of steady growth. She has served across diverse verticals of Broadcast Journalism, Corporate Communications, Digital Media and Public Relations. A fitness enthusiast, Smita devotes her ‘rare’ free-time to yoga and meditation. As she strongly believes that the right balance is the key to steady growth.

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