- Being stationed at your desk all day long
- Leaving work after everyone else
- Staying silent during meetings
- Not using a sick leave
- Keeping an untidy desk
Being stationed at your desk all day long
Sitting at your desk all day long without a break can make you rather inactive. It means you’re going to put on weight because of lack of movement throughout the day. Moreover, it also makes you less productive and drained out because you’ve been working non-stop without giving your brain a break.
What you should do: Assign a certain time of the day where you can take a walk with your colleague and no, absolutely no work talk involved here!
Leaving work after everyone else
You might be the most dedicated worker but if you can’t work smart, you can never work right. If you’re going to be the last person to leave work, it just means that you’re a bad planner. Moreover, working extra hours is just going to eat up on your ‘me’ time.
What you should do: Prepare a to-do list or time yourself on the various jobs you have to finish on a particular day.
Staying silent during meetings
If you’ve been asked to grace a meeting, it means your ideas are important to the team. So if you’re going to be there as a silent observer to everything, remember that your boss is by your side taking mental notes of this. So go out there, be a Type A personality and show them your worth by putting forth your opinion.
What you should do: Make a note of relevant ideas you can put forth during the meeting. Bounce them off during the meet. Whether they’re appreciated or not is not important; it’s just the right way to show your involvement in a job.
Not using a sick leave
It’s plain and simple—if you’re under the weather, you deserve rest. Besides, nobody wants you to step into work with the flu and pass on the infection that will eventually make everyone’s work suffer.
What you should do: Use your leaves and if a job is absolutely unavoidable, work from home!
Keeping an untidy desk
There are always a million things in our bag. But that should never be the case with your office desk. You might not know this but your professionalism reflects in how you keep your desk. Besides, an untidy desk just means you’re disorganized and messy—a huge turn off for your co-workers and bosses.
What you should do: Use your office drawers to dump things in! A wise thing to do would be to walk in 30 minutes early to office and clean up the desk.