Survival Tips At Work

Categories: Professional Development

Some days at work can feel like ‘The Hunger Games’ hoping that you’ll make it to 5 pm without hurting yourself or others. Sometimes, no amount of coffee can get you through the politics or workload. However with some strategies and planning, anyone can make it through the toughest days and still find a way to stay above it all.

Here are some helpful tips from Business Insider :

  • “Don’t look too busy. I’ve seen smart and dedicated employees fail to get promoted, because they have taken on too much, working too hard, and appeared too frazzled. If you appear stressed, people will think you aren’t prepared to take on more, and you’ll miss opportunities for new and innovative projects.” —Mira Zaslove
  • “As you move up, your future success depends on doing unassigned work and responsibilities. Anyone who made it past the hiring process can do the assigned job at the company, but it takes a lot more to deliver value to the company that wasn’t assigned or even thought of.” —Victor Wong
  • “Understand when people see you check your phone at every call, then don’t answer when they call, they then know you put them on a low priority.” —Mike Leary
  • “Help others even if there is no direct benefit to yourself. It takes so little energy to answer questions, provide referrals, open doors, etc., for people who need your help, even if doing so offers you nothing immediate in return. Your efforts will be rewarded in the future in wholly unexpected ways.” —Scott Wainner
  • “The network of people you know who leave your current company are often times more valuable to you than those with your company.” —James Schek
  • “The weaknesses that you’re unaware of will hurt you the most. This is your blind spot. You must determine your hidden weaknesses and work to overcome them, and you’re going to need the help from others to do this.” —David Osborne
  • “Don’t just look up — look laterally as well, because people with diverse experience usually progress faster than people with more experience.” —Vikrant Vaidya
  • “Entitlement is a career killer. Focus on staying grateful and working hard rather than feeling that things are owed to you.” – Scott Miker

 

Hopefully some of these tips help you out and keep you afloat while you’re at work.