Regardless of where you work or what you do, there are certain expectations that shouldn’t have to be spelt out. They should be obvious. Just because it isn’t written into the company manual or in your induction program, doesn’t mean it’s not important.
Follow these simple practices and you’ll not only meet your organisation’s expectations, but you’ll make other people glad to work with you.
- Be punctual. That means showing up on time.
- Being friendly. That means being friendly to everyone, not just people you like
- Show courtesy. Think about other people not just yourself
- Cooperate. If you work in a team, you need everyone’s help. Also, you want to help your teammates.
- Display a positive attitude; humans like being around other humans who are happy and upbeat. This comes about through a positive attitude. When someone asks you how you are, they want to hear a positive reply, not someone who feels like the weight of the world is on the shoulders.
- Dress appropriately; gauge what you should be wearing at work by looking at others and what they are wearing. You don’t want to wear anything that makes you stand out by being overdressed, nor do you want to stand out by being underdressed.
- Take personal responsibility. When something goes wrong that you were involved in, take responsibility for what happened. Your manager and your colleagues don’t want to hear you blaming others for your failure. In fact, most people are more than willing to forgive you, or even help you out when you admit that you’re struggling. When you blame other people, especially when everyone knows you were at fault, it only makes them harden their hearts against you.