Habits are a great tool to use in building success in any career, of course they can also be a great detriment … depending upon whether the habits are good or bad!
In our business lives we sometimes develop bad habits that can have a detrimental affect on our career. It could be taking time out for personal errands, chatting, surfing the internet or a myriad of activities that can reduce productivity. Our employers pay us to work, and successful people develop good habits that help them to be more efficient and therefore enhance their career opportunities.
Here are some examples of good work habits that can really help a career:
1. A daily “To Do” list that is updated daily.
2. Getting to the office a few minutes early so that you can start the day well prepared.
3. Tidying your office area regularly so that your workspace is organized and information can be found readily.
4. Being prepared for meetings.
5. Taking time to plan, rather than just running from one task to the next.
6. Using a spell checker before sending emails.
7. Building a network.
8. Investing in yourself … training, personal improvement, grooming etc.
9. Providing constructive feedback.
10. Smiling and walking fast.
“Success is almost never attained overnight, it is generally the accumulation of lots of the “little things” done well over time!”
Kevin Dee (2006)