Forget wrath, sloth, and greed — the workplace has its own deadly sins, according to career experts at The Sydney Morning Herald. Their list of unforgivable office transgressions is food for thought for any working person.
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Here are a few of the most deadly (although the whole list is worth a read):
Not quite the same thing as pride, arrogance is partly a sin of omission; in this case, forgetting to listen to the point of view of your co-workers, and assuming you always know best in every situation.
There’s no “I” in “team,” but you wouldn’t prove it by the selfish worker, who is never around when it’s time to plan the holiday party or volunteer to work late.
Faking it until you make it will only go so far, and if you’re in the habit of talking a bigger game than you can deliver, break it now. Spend time boning up on the skills you need to succeed in your job, and leave the bragging for people who are already guilty of No. 1.
4. Resistance to Change
This sin is liable to show up on every performance review you ever have, until you get over it. Sure, sometimes companies like to change for change’s sake, and that’s a pain. But if you want to be taken seriously when an “innovation” is a truly bad idea, you can’t afford to get a reputation for pooh-poohing every change.
Repeat after us: “The holiday party is a work event. The holiday party is a work event.”
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