Indore. June 7th. A lot of us have broken rules in school and college. And well it appears it used to be fun and a lot of times pretty harmless. However, breaking rules at workplace might not be such a good idea. And in order that you follow those rules, it’s best to have your own set of them in terms of good manners.
Dress sensibly: However casual the environment is at your office, you cannot go overboard in dressing casually. Create a good balance of formal and casual dressing. Reserve the casuals for the weekend. Dress is part of people’s perception about you. Avoid ostentatious dressing. Keep the comfort factor in your mind.
Cracking jokes: At workplace, you never know when you will have hurt someone with your jokes. While you may not intend it, a few times your jokes will have a lasting impression on people and this might affect your work relationships. Avoid jokes that may be hurting to a certain gender or race or creed.
Keeping distances: Understand that even if you like someone at your workplace, both of you are at a professional environment. Maintain social distances if you are involved. Try your best to not get involved with a married person if you want to save your integrity at the work place.
Take it easy: If you have failed in your targets, take it easy. But if you have succeeded, take it even more easy. That’s because a success will be watched by everyone in the office and you will be an object of jealousy. It’s good to celebrate but avoid showing it off. At the same time, don’t take success as an excuse to be late or keep others waiting or not doing your work on time.
Give credit: One vital work etiquette is to learn to give others the credit for what they have done. Even if you are jealous of a colleague, go ahead and congratulate him on his achievement. This will help you create healthy work relationships in your office. Similarly, if you are leading a team, avoid taking the credit yourself. Give it to the team.
Some of these rules will help you succeed professionally in the long run also. Your goal is to be good at what you are doing and get others to recognize it. Well, part of that is to create an image of yourself so you come across as a dependable person. And that won’t happen unless you follow some etiquette.