When it comes to work, you learn a lot of good habits that allow you to flourish in a professional setting. Applying them helps you grow and become the best employee you can be. And the best part of this is how such practices aren’t just limited within the walls of the office. You can even apply some of them in your everyday life with great results. With this, here are some helpful habits you can practice at work and during your personal time.
Cleaning and organizing
How your workspace looks may seem trivial, but it has an effect on your work productivity. If it’s all cluttered and messy, it may be more stressful with files constantly being lost, the possibility of spillage, and more. That is why being clean and having an organized desk are necessary to avoid such troubles. But beyond that, you should also be clean and organized in how you work, ensuring you’re on top of everything no matter what.
The same concept should also be followed outside of work. For example, keeping your home tidy or cleaning up as you go are good habits to maintain. And lastly, whether it’s for your daily chores or other personal duties, organizing will do wonders in making them easier to fulfill with minimal issues.
Did you know that the AJINOMOTO PHILIPPINES CORPORATION (APC) Group is one of various local companies in the country that genuinely practice the 5S? 5S is short for SORT, SET, SHINE, STANDARDIZE, and SUSTAIN. It is a system that helps organize working spaces and work processes to enhance work productivity. Being part of Ajinomoto entails that every employee can learn how to practice the 5S both on-the-job and in everyday life.
Taking initiative and leading
One of the key things an interviewer looks at when searching for the right candidate for their job openings is leadership skills and potential. Someone who knows how to take the initiative, delegate tasks, and work with their team is a good addition to any company. Therefore, exhibiting these traits in your everyday tasks can get you far in your career and help you climb the professional ladder.
Likewise, these qualities are good to keep even in your personal life. Whether taking charge of planning a trip or leading a project for a surprise party, taking initiative allows you to have a clear direction and get the job done faster. So do consider leading even outside your work, especially if you know you’re more than capable of doing so. It can be quite an accomplishment in its own little way.
Treating people with respect
During your time as an employee at any company, you’ll meet many people from different backgrounds. They may be your bosses, colleagues, or subordinates, and they all deserve to be treated with respect. Always be polite and friendly with them, even in challenging situations. Not only is this a mark of common decency, but doing so can also help you make long-lasting personal and professional relationships that could help you in the future.
Outside of a professional setting, respect is also a must when dealing with people you interact with regularly. From your friends, family, minimum wage workers, and strangers, showing them basic respect goes a long way in maintaining harmony. Not to mention that being pleasant to everyone helps us attract more positivity in our lives.
There’s more overlap between our situations at work and in life than we realize. That is why many positive things we do to improve our work are also applicable in our personal life. Try to practice these good habits both in a professional setting and outside of it. You’re sure to have a better time overall with less stress and better connections with people.
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