Maintain Professionalism in the Workplace

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Most companies have a set of rules about how to act professionally in the workplace. These can include anything from proper dress to email etiquette. Ultimately, it is up to employees to act respectfully and demonstrate why they were hired in the first place. Here are some tips for new business graduates on behaviors to avoid once they've entered the workforce.

First, there are some common traits that can send a worker straight to a probation period. Finishing assignments or projects late, unpreparedness when attending meetings or spending time gossiping at work are all frowned-upon habits that can get a worker noticed in a negative way.

Even more unpleasant to be around is a worker who treats people disrespectfully, steals ideas or breaks promises. While these characteristics may seem like obvious traits to avoid, workers may have to remind themselves every now and then to steer away from these bad habits.

New hires should demonstrate their professionalism with in every facet of the job, whether it's through email, in a meeting or just sharing ideas with coworkers. Every interaction on the job is an opportunity can be handled professionally. Those who wish to pursue careers in business administration can practice these tips with their peers in Business Administration Management program at Reeves College. For more information, fill out the form on the right.


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