These are some misdemeanors that cause the lag we experience at work and in our offices. We tend to ignore them because they seem not important, but Alas! these little ants spoil the broth. High time we took to heart these faults .They could smear the image we’ve built over the years(if unattended),may even disrupt the supposed good relations in an office.
See the tips below. They may be the solution to that raise you have been looking for..lol
1. Use Wisdom When Communicating
Sharing sensitive information appropriately can be tricky. Verbal communication is usually more effective than electronic because it minimizes the likelihood of a mis-communication – that can easily happen with email or text.
2. Respect Authority
Everyone has a boss. We don’t always agree with the decisions that are made, but it is important to treat those in authority with respect. Professionals understand the importance of respecting those in authority. Strive to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.
3. Speak Quietly
We all know the “loud” person in the office. They often make a commotion without even knowing how distracting they are. Be aware of your surroundings. When you’re on the phone, conversing in the hallway or visiting a coworker at their cubicle, be sensitive to others working and speak quietly.
4. Don’t Play Loud Music
Some people work better when they can listen to music. However, we should always be respectful of others in the office.
If you choose to play music at your computer, use head phones instead of your speakers so your music isn’t distracting those people who prefer to work in a quiet environment.
5. Don’t Pace While Talking on Your Cell Phone
Pacing up and down the hallway while talking on the cell phone is rude and distracting.
Personal phone calls should be minimized at work and these conversations should happen in a private area or office.
If you sit in a cubicle, and you get a personal call on your cell phone, you should either excuse yourself to go outside, use a conference room or office.
6. Show Up On Time To Meetings
Being late for meetings is rude and affects the flow of the meeting and team dynamics.
Be considerate of others, and if you are invited to attend a meeting, show up on time.
7. Return Voice Mail Messages
When you get a voice mail message, return it as soon as possible. The person would not have called you if they didn’t need something. Be courteous enough to call them back – as soon as possible.
8. Respond to Emails
Always try to respond to emails in a timely manner. It is not only courteous to respond quickly to an email, but it can also affect the productivity and efficiency of the organization because the sender is often in a holding pattern until they hear back from you.
9. Be Polite
Most people were taught to be polite as children. Polite means saying please, thank you and having good manners. Courteous behavior goes a long way and should be the expected approach to communicating
10. Don’t Interrupt Conversations
Sometimes you are in the middle of a conversation with someone and a co-worker will walk up and interrupt the conversation. If you approach a couple of people engaged in a conversation, don’t interrupt and politely wait until they are finished.
The above are just fragment of those ills in office communication. There are still some we may notice as we apply our minds to things.