Things to be Avoided at Workplace
Many of the offices have policies and guidelines that prohibit publicizing of any political party. Avoid wearing political clothing or bringing campaign material into the office area. Ethically you are not forbidden to discuss about politics or religion but during the discussion you may not know that you are hurting someone’s emotions. Expressing your thoughts about politicians will show your personality and way of thinking. The people around you make their minds about you and start treating you the way they got you from your discussions.
It is very important to have supportive relationship with everyone in your workplace. Never ever consider anyone ineligible in your office. It is not easy by any mean to bear that someone continuously underestimates you. So to create a good environment it is necessary to give respect to the people around you. If you create such environment in your work place it will directly or indirectly affect your performance.
ARGUMENTS AND CROSS ARGUMENTS
Arguing on any issue is natural part of human brain but it should not always seen as a negative part of your personality. Every person has his own views and opinions about any topic but it doesn’t mean that you try to prove the other party wrong every time. Sometimes it needs to compromise with the situation and with the relationship which is with your co-worker. If every time you to try to make correction with your boss, make changes in plans, and argue in meetings all these will eventually affect your personality. The ethics of contradicting or opposing at the workplace or elsewhere is to disagree in an agreeable manner.
DISCUSSING FINANCIAL PROSPECTIVE AND PRIVILEGES
Although it is not illegal to discuss your earnings with your colleagues but if you do so it will not be in your favor. When you share about your salary to your co-workers they will start comparing your efforts with your salary. Sometimes if someone is applying for the salary increment he will obviously give your reference which is not good for your professional record.
SHOWING INDIFFERENCE TOWARDS JOB PUBLICLY
Most of the times it happens when you feel that your job is boring and you don’t like your job. But if this feeling is occurring every time it must have some reasons. Try to find out the reasons to solve them instead of talking to your co-workers that “I hate my job”. If you do so then your co-workers will make fun of you in back of you. They will not help you to find the reasons behind this to solve them. May be some of them will boost you to leave you job in order to fulfill the vested interests as all may not be fair to you especially when you are working in a competitive environment where promotion is subjected to the performance cross check and talent and not according to the length of experience or service. In this cut throat competition of working place we should not play with our career.
SHARING AMBITIONS / SHARING HUNTING OF BETTER OPPORTUNITIES
While being in job and searching for another job may have negative effect on your reputation in your organization. Your boss will imagine you a dis-loyal person with the organization. You should not job search this during working hours at the workplace and never use you organization’s email, computer or laptop for your job hunting.
DISCUSSING LIFE TRAGEDIES / ACCOMPLISHMENTS / FEUDS
You will find most of your co-workers discussing their family issues and their past bad experiences in their personal lives. Anything you share with your co-workers spread very fast like fire. There are some things that you must not share with anyone at office, because sharing of wrong things can quickly backfire and leave you exposed and susceptible. Always make a set of rules for your debates that what to share and what not to share.
Workplace is a totally formal place and it is neither ethically nor professionally commendable to take the place for granted and start doing things which are informal. People have often been found violating office rules and regulations if they are given a slight liberty due to any personal or official reasons. This is so not good as apparently it seems not harmful sometime but why to take the risk. For example if some premises of the office has been declared no smoking zone people violate it. A true professional is always expected not to violate the sanctity of the working whether he is checked for it or not. Self-responsibility and self-reliance makes you trust worthy for your boss; if you are not respectable in your own eyes you cannot expect to be respected by the employer.