Making the right decision in any situation is not always possible. There are professional traps that you are easy to fall into no matter how hard you work and how good you are. We all are able to give some examples of people, who are good enough in what they do and still they fail. Why is that happening?
Non-productiveness, lack of diligence, and constantly being late for work are some of the things that are ruining your career, and as a matter of fact, they do that pretty obviously.
But still, they are not the only ones. Trying to make the right decision on one hand, and avoiding some obstacles on the other hand, are a dangerous path that can lead to a professional failure. There are many traps that can make you go astray because we are all just ordinary people. We make mistakes. We try to be the best in what we can. We fail. This vicious circle has entrapped many employees that haven’t been paying attention.
And now, here is our list with the things that are actually good but can completely ruin your professional career. Make sure you check it out if you want to be better at your job.
- Working at the same position for too long You work the same job at the same place for years? This is actually good, because it can make you a real professional in what you do for a living. And still, there is the danger when you decide to change your job after, ten years, for example. Why is that so? Your new employer may believe that it would be hard for you to get used to the new working environment or you lack the ambition to get better. This possibility is pretty tricky actually, no matter if we are talking about changing our position in the internal hierarchy of the company we work for or changing our job with a new one. The best way to prove yourself is to find the proper way to convince your boss that you are flexible enough.
- Being good at something you do not like The better you are at something, the more your managers require you to do it. This leads to a vicious circle, especially if you do not like your job or your responsibilities and you can be absolutely certain that it won’t be good for your career. Instead of working in the same patter for years, try to focus on what really attracts you. We can guarantee that you will do it with a greater ease and it will also help you expand the range of your professional skills.
- Saying “Yes” to your boss when you disagree with them It is true that some managers choose employees working in the “Yes, sir!” pattern. However, you should be careful, because working under a person like that won’t help you in your career. Good leaders are actually open to suggestions and new ideas, as long as they are targeted and well-grounded. If you disagree with your boss when necessary without making that deliberately your boss will soon enough realize that you can be trusted.
- Recommending someone for a certain position When doing a favour to someone by recommending him to your manager for a certain position, you are actually betting your reputation on this person. You demonstrate confidence about their professional qualities. This means that you can afford this luxury only if you know the person very well and you are absolutely confident about their skills. Otherwise you expose both your and their work at a great risk.
- Avoiding socializing at work Socializing is important when it comes to creating a team. Some employees try to maintain good relations with their colleagues and others try to avoid any common ground with the people they work with. It is not necessary to be friends with everyone but if you try to stay away from your colleagues, don’t. This displays your reluctance or inability to work in a team and will do you a poor favour.
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Morgan Johnes is a manager working for BinaryTribune. He has a lot of knowledge in the field of management and has something to share with his readers. In his spare time he likes to read good books and articles.