How you Behave Professionally is ImportantBy Angela Marshall, 20th Jan 2015
When we behave professionally at work or when out and about in public it helps us to come across as a better person as well as showing we know how to act appropriately and with confidence. It is something we can all work at to improve our consideration and thoughtfulness towards other people.
Here are some suggestions on behaving professionally:-
Look directly in the eye of people who are talking to you – avoid looking away, staring too much or making weird faces.
Listen well and apply what you hear – avoid talking about yourself too much. Show interest in others and what they say and never ignore them when they are speaking.
Be respectful to others – talk to everybody with equal respect whatever level or position they are in.
Keep promises – if you give a promise to somebody, then make sure you keep it. It shows signs that you are reliable and honest; a trait which will boost your integrity and professionalism.
Be punctual – respect other peoples time whether they are clients, colleagues or friends.
Avoid being over emotional, angry or proud – try to keep it simple and staying calm and quiet is best in this situation.
Be interested in what you are doing at work, and show it – employers are more confident with your abilities and skills and will show their appreciation and recognise you as a valuable contributor to the company.
On the 21st January 2015 Argos are launching the UK’s first official National Employee Motivation Day.
Look around your office or workplace. Are your colleagues smiling? Joking? Happy in their work? Or are they scowling… miserable… or downhearted?
21st January 2015 is a day to help celebrate the efforts of the nation’s workforce and encourage everybody to feel more motivated in their jobs. Behaving professionally helps to be motivated and to motivate others.