We’ve all made mistakes at work, but there are a few things that you should really be careful to avoid, both for your reputation and your career. U.S. News took on this subject and asked experts about actions that can sabotage careers and happiness at work.
The experts encourage employees to stop the following actions:
- Staying silent: Don’t keep troublesome issues to yourself. Speak up.
- Multitasking: Avoid trying to do too much all at once.
- Oversharing: Be careful not to share too much information about your personal life.
- Gossiping: Workplace gossip can cause conflict and destroy relationships.
- Negative moods at work: Keep your negative emotions in check and remember that your moods are contagious.
Our CEO, Bill Fish, contributed the advice on gossiping. He says:
Bill Fish, president of ReputationManagement.com, says the biggest issue he has seen over the years that causes conflict at work is gossip. “I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve had to intervene with employees who are upset that someone is talking about them behind their back, or betrayed their confidence by sharing information that they should not have,” he says. “In reality, you are going to run into gossip situations whether it is the middle school girls’ volleyball team, or the finance team at a Fortune 500 company, but I’ve seen it destroy plenty of relationships and result in people leaving their job.”
To learn more about the actions that the experts say you should really avoid at work, check out the full article on U.S. News.