5 Mistakes You’re Making At Your Workplace That’s Probably Killing Your Career.

We often get excited after seeking for our first job, especially the entry level jobs for a very long time and finally landed it. We are so full of excitement, and baffle in the euphoria of landing our dream job, With all enthusiasm and zeal to put in our best in the job and make positive impacts in the organization. However, after some years, our enthusiasm, passion and dreams seems to be waning gradually, we begin to treat everything with levity, and start exhibiting some lackadasical attitude. This attitudes consequently affects our career, and the management of the organization. It leads to low productivity, inefficiency and probably redundancy. Here the 5 mistakes we often make at the workplace that’s probably killing our career. 1. PROCRASTINATION: This is one mistake that often slows down our progress in life. Procrastination is a time killer, it is a dream and success killer. It delays our success in life, and may eventually deny us of it. Procrastination is putting forward what you should do now. It is like deliberately pushing back the hands of the clock when actually the time is moving forward. Procrastination at the workplace, means delaying our duties or activities for today, and pushing it over to the next day. Everyday has its own activities, and we can only make the best of our day when we are able to deliver the activities for that particular day. Procrastination leads to work overload at the workplace, because we unknowingly accumulate all the activities in one day. This consequently leads to stress and low productivity at the workplace. In order to prevent this, we should be disciplined, and endeavour to avoid procrastination, and cultivate the habit of “doing it now”. 2. INDIFFERENCE: Exhibiting indifferent attitude at the workplace is certainly not the best for our career and for the organization. We have to be aware of what is required of us, and contribute meaningfully to the growth of our organization. Participating actively in issues that affects the organization, and bringing up our own ideas and suggestions will help to build the organization, and also develop our Career. By doing this, we are carving out a niche for ourselves, and we remain relevant and indispensable to the organization. 3. NOT MEETING DEADLINES: The desire of the management of any organization is to deliver on time and meet up deadlines, especially when it has to do with delivering quality products and services. Giving excuses for not being able to deliver when required, is usually not the best, as it can hamper the reputation of such organization. This can also affect your career as an employee of that organization, or someone trusted with the task of delivering such deliverables and meet up deadlines. Always endeavour to meet up deadlines and deliver on time, but if for any reason you’re not able to meet the required time limit, the organization should be notified before time, so as to take some necessary measures to prevent any delay. 4. LACK OF IMPROVEMENT: Sometimes we often get satisfied with our daily routine duties or activities at the workplace, and forget every opportunity for improvement. But this is obviously not the best, and will definitely not help our career nor the organization. There’s always room for improvement and advancement in any profession. Improvement can be achieved through making some researches about our career, in order to get more ideas and knowledge and use them to add more value to our career and the organization. 5. NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME: Proper time management is one key ingredient that’s necessary for success to be achieved. Time management means doing the right thing at the right time. The workplace is always full of activities, sometimes we have to combine our family responsibilities with our job or career. This definitely requires proper planning and time management, in order to achieve our desired success. We need to prioritize our activities, and set the time for each activity, then, conscientiously follow the time. Proper time management will help reduce our workloads, and save us the stress of contemplating on what to do next or what not to do. In order to be successful in your job or career, you need to properly organize your time and set your priorities right. This will help you and your organization achieve more. Mistakes