Professional Habits that Supports Efficiency


Quick questions for you.


How did you start the week?


Did you go to work? Was it business as usual or did you do an excellent job?


Do you know there are things you could be doing to make you stand out in a good way in your job?


They are powerful professional habits. After you put these etiquettes into practice in your job, you would notice you're:


* Less stressed and anxious.


* More positive instead of negative.


* More connected to your co-workers.


* And, it can even make you happier!


Now, a few tips to help you start practising these professional ethics.


Keep Out the Screaming/Yelling Voice in a Conversation

How loud or soft your voice level is when communicating with co-workers and customers, and how your voice is heard and the meaning that is interpreted from others can make a difference in how you’re perceived by others. Therefore, using the appropriate voice volume and tone, for a given situation, is an important social skill to have as a professional.

Key Things to Focus on When Interacting

To become a more compassionate and more confident speaker and support your business/social relationships allow others to feel comfortable around you when communicating with them – focus on these three things:

Make certain you’re not talking too loudly during interactions for the given situation.

Ensure your voice is not overpowering the conversation and unconstructively distressing your co-workers/customers’ interactions for the given situation.

Within an appropriate, range for the given situation, speak loud enough for your opinions and thoughts to be heard by others.

No Screaming, Please

Do you have something to say to a co-worker? Don’t call out to him or her several work-stations away. Walk up to them to deliver your message. Maintain a quiet and professional environment for the well-being of co-workers.

Move to the Meeting Room

Poor etiquette and wasting valuable work hours screams “I don’t care,” and it's a surefire way to irritate your boss and get you fired! Don’t stand for too long hanging around the office premises to discuss with co-workers. Move to the meeting room and make your conversation quick. Better still, schedule personal/sensitive conversations for a lunch break without taking extended lunchtime.

You Can Help Not Overhearing a Thing

It’s very easy for the eavesdroppers to defend themselves for listening to other people’s cell phone conversations, and then, blame the talkers for making calls around them. This is not a good practice for the professional setting. To avoid listening to someone else’s conversations in the workplace, keep ears plugged when others are on the phone.

Reframe From Saying What You Heard

When you accidentally listen to someone’s phone conversations in the workplace, never repeat or use the overhead conversations. It is rude and can make people perceive you harmful and disengage from you.

Talk Like a Polished Professional

Using the appropriate words can make a big difference in how people perceive you. It can significantly affect your business relationships and even your casual exchanges with people you interact with outside the office. Words really matter, and yours should be as polished as your professional ensemble. Avoid improper words and phrases that are toxic at work. Use proper language to express yourself even in the most awful situation.

Minimize Clutter on Your Desk

Keep your desk neat, and organized. This way, it will be easier for you to find things you need for work. You can use a fishbowl style arrangement to put things in order on your desk.

Enjoy the new week!

Love & more success, 💗

Your friend and Coach

~ Damilola Ogunremi 


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