We all aspire to be in the bosses‘ good books? Don’t we?  A lot of people, however, fail to understand that their casual attitude towards their profession or workplace can be detrimental to their professional life.

Here are some things you must definitely avoid in order to be taken seriously at work.

1.  Talking about personal life

Sheena Malhotra, working in Gurgaon, shares with SheThePeople.Tv “One must avoid talking about their personal life too much. Divulging unnecessary personal details and experiences, especially when not asked for portrays you as a chatty person. Such people are mostly considered to be inefficient as they seem to be unfocused or extroverted or simply naive and inexperienced to handle some serious work.”

2. Casual Attitude

Attitude matters the most in making a good impression. Your self-worth describes the kind of person you are and the pride you take in doing your work. Also, your attitude towards your work should speak volumes about the kind of person you are.

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3.  Irregularity and Unpunctuality

Well, if you are late to the office most of the times and fail to meet deadlines you will not be taken seriously at all.  Taking a lot of unscheduled leaves can also tarnish your image and work.

Attitude matters the most in making a good impression. Your self-worth describes the kind of person you are and the pride you take  in doing your work. Also, your attitude towards your work should speak volumes about the kind of person you are.

 4. Not Following Office Culture

Manishree, working as a corporate professional in Gurgaon, talks about some annoying habits that must be shunned.”Not reading and replying to the Emails properly, talking loudly on the phone,  browsing the internet unnecessarily,  criticising people in front of others are all habits that infest the office culture.

5.  Finding Faults with Everyone

A negative trait that diminishes your importance in the workplace is the habit of finding fault with everyone. You might not agree with someone on certain points, but cooperation is the key to a happy and satisfied professional life. Give your colleagues space for their opinion. Stay away from the blame game.

How have your experiences been? Is there something more you would like to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below:

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