oztech (Posts by oztech) at Lockergnome writes his opinion on the top ten of worst work habits (full article at http://www.lockergnome.com/oztech/2009/06/03/top-10-bad-work-habits/, referred article on CNN at http://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/06/03/cb.10.worst.work.habits/index.html, this last one copyrighted by Anthony Balderrama from Careerbuilder.com …PUFF PUFF end of legal mumbo jumbo and credits 🙂 ).
Top 10 is described as follows, of course with my comments
Yes, this is a great problem, given the fact that, in this crisis times people fear doing things, especially in big corporations. Often people don’t procrastinate for any other reason than some fear of doing the wrong thing.
2. Being a sloppy e-mailer
Another good point: I think, in my opinion that people abuse and misuse of e-mail. One of the worst things is people copying everyone in emails, with the result of having infinite lists of people where each one feels entitled to stay there and don’t act. A clear declaration of responsibilities and expectations is, in my experience, best way to act.
And double checking is the basics to survive 😉
3. Confusing informal with disrespectful
It’s a little bit said to say, in these connected and informal times, but a little bit of distance between boss and colleagues is useful to achieve performance. And respecting dress conduct is a good thing.
4. Taking advantage of leeway
Let me add a little bit of availability. Especially where and when times are strict, having people available to arrive a little earlier and depart a little bit late (without abusing) is, in my experience, something appreciated and valuable.
5. Refusing to mingle
True: Especially when you find a balance between being a party animal and staying alone all the time
6. Always running late
It’s better to declare you need some more time but respect due date instead than being late
7. Being rigid
Sometimes flexibility helps to be appreciated. Flexibility doesn’t mean doing everything, but doing everything needed to achieve office goals.
8. Acting as the resident contrarian
True. And most important to act wisely if you are new hired.
9. Badmouthing the company
Could be the worst company in the world, but for the fact that pays your salary deserves respect. And because voices go around. And it’s risky.
Leave it out of work place
This post also as a comment at http://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/06/03/cb.10.worst.work.habits/index.html