Many people dislike getting up everyday and trudge to office. This is surprising, especially when we spend more than one-third of our day at the workplace or an average of 40-50 hours a week. The workplace can be a place to spend your days with challenging projects, fun and cooperative colleagues and lots inspiration to bring out the best in you. Office should keep you so engaged that you don’t realize how time flies.
Now what can you do to make your office work engaging and not a daily chore? Here’s the solution, work would seem interesting and the organization would profit if it’s mutually rewarding.
Here’s a checklist of what you can do to change the office atmosphere and make work a more pleasant experience.
1.Try to get with the team
If you have survived your first day in a new job, work hard to be cordial with team-mates. It helps in having a harmonious team equation. Being in the good books of the team leader/manager helps, too. But no sycophancy, please. Real performance matters. Work hard and passionately, make your sincerity obvious.
2. Manage your workload
It’s but natural that you’ll have the urge accommodate the various request of your superiors/boss as they are the ones who will speak up for your performance and salary hike. Also, you don’t want to refuse them and be in their bad books as they can make or break your career. However, you also risk sabotaging your career by saying ‘yes’ all the time. Taking on more than you can chew could choke you. Do only what’s feasible for you and put across your point if you are not able to manage. Take up work that you can handle and not be compelled to do.
3. No office politics
This is a vital point. Your happiness depends on how will you handle office politics. Career success is not all about talent. If you want your career to flourish, never get involved in petty politics. Don’t be a party to gossip and never spread rumors. Try to be involved only with work and use coffee break as a forum to discuss outside interests.
4. Balance your work and personal life
Your aim is to be interested in your work, feel energetic about it and enjoy the workplace. After all they are interwined. If you like your work, you will enjoy the workplace as well. But you enjoy work only if it is well balanced with your personal life. It is important to have time to enjoy other aspects of your life-friends, hobbies and other interests. This enables you perform your best.
5. Be well-groomed
Being well-groomed makes you feel good; you ooze confidence. Have a working wardrobe so don’t have to worry about what to wear everyday, with a mix and match variety that gives a lot of options.
A confident you will undoubtedly find the workplace enjoyable. These little things can go a long way in making you love coming to office instead of despising it.