Reducing Bad Habits at Work

Bad Habits at Work

People are human. As humans, people make mistakes and develop both good and bad habits. Some personal habits that are brought into the workplace can spell disaster on the career front. Knowing what habits should stay at home can help elevate your work profile and reputation.

Internet Vernacular and Vocal Tics.

Only if a job description entails online chatting with consumers and if specifically allowed, should using such phrases as “lol” and “ttfn” be considered. Outside that sole job qualifier, using Internet vernacular in spoken or written communication is not effective business communication. Do not include them in work-related conversations with or in correspondence to peers, subordinates or superiors under any circumstances. To communicate effectively in the workplace, use appropriate vocabulary.

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