Self Improvement

Dos And Donts In Workplace

By Kanishka Arora
  • Apr 17, 2017


 Do bring in goodies. Who doesn’t love to eat? If you have free time one night, bake cookies or brownies and bring them to work. Everyone will love you.
 Do create a proper personal email address. Depending on your profession, you will most likely have to correspond with your coworkers after work and on weekends. Replace foxychick123 with a professional username, such as your first initial and last name.
Do arrive early. You will be remembered for answering your phone at 8:01 a.m. in a world where tardiness is common…especially in cities.
Do keep an eye on your personal budget. Just because you have an income now doesn’t mean you should make it rain all in one place. Invest in your future.
Do be open-minded. In your work and in your communications.
Do always wear a smile. Having a positive attitude about being at work will affect your job performance…significantly.


 Don’t “Reply All” to an email chain. Understand the differences—and repercussions— between “Reply” and “Reply All” to avoid humiliation.
 Don’t bring your personal emotions into the office. Your desk neighbor doesn’t want to hear your sob story from the weekend, so leave that at the door.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, despite how silly you think they seem. This way, you will avoid erroneously completing an entire project only to realize you did it all wrong.
Don’t gossip about fellow coworkers…or your boss. You’re not hurting anyone but yourself when you do. Better yet, don’t be so intolerable that people gossip about you.

Do not insert emoticons or multiple exclamation points (if any) into work emails. Despite how relaxed your superiors might act, always be professional.

Do not wear weekend attire to the office. Save the crop tops, flip-flops, and see-through shirts for the weekend. No one will take you seriously if you don’t.

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