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Are You Guilty of These 3 Unprofessional Behaviors?

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I recently came across a very “click bait-y” Fortune headline titled “3 Things You Should Never Do At Work”, and I must admit, I took the bait!

What I found, I’m glad to say, was true-to-life insight on unprofessional behaviors that indeed impact workflow and workplace efficiency and morale.

The piece’s writer, Kris Duggan, does a nice job of going beyond the all-too-standard listing of negatives by providing real statistics and thoughts on why these behaviors matter.

For example:

  1. Refusal to Collaborate. Per the article: “The average worker spends an estimated 20% of their work week looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks. When employees don’t support their peers, work bottlenecks and everyone loses.”
  2. Clamming Up. Per the article: Even if you’re in a job that doesn’t require daily face-to-face meetings, a true professional will communicate to his or her manager where they’re facing roadblocks and seek advice.
  3. Failure To Respect Others’ Time. Per the article:Every unnecessary or poorly planned meeting that takes place is a true waste of bandwidth for highly talented employees.”

Read the whole article and let me know how you’ve experienced these three behaviors yourself, or in past or present coworkers!