Weed out all that is a hindrance to productivity! Here is how you build professionalism at a workplace.

Professionalism At Work

Your boss seems to favor the guy in the adjacent cubicle more, in spite of the fact that you are churning out more work than him? You don’t know the reason for this irrational favoritism but it bogs you down. People at your workplace seem to gossip all the time and you are unable to get your work done! All this is best described as unprofessional behavior at a workplace. Professionalism at a workplace refers to doing one’s job with sincerity. Lack of professionalism can be the biggest turn off and will eventually lead to hating your job. Finishing your targets within the time constraints, not indulging in any kind of unethical activities, coming on time to work, and not indulging in meaningless gossip, these are just some of the things that attribute to professionalism at a workplace. Professionalism leads to positive thinking and people are only focused on the quality and quantity of the work they churn out. Read on to know about the importance of this wonderful attribute at a workplace and how you could train your employees to inculcate professionalism in their day-to-day lives.
Tips To Build Professionalism At A Workplace 
  • The way people communicate with each other plays a very important role. Make sure that people address each other uniformly. They can address each other as “sir”/”madam”. However if yours is a more informal set up then people can address each other with their first names. Most problems arise due to the illusion that people don’t respect each other and communication plays a vital role in breeding that misconception. Therefore, communicate right and weed out life’s trivialities.
  • There needs to be a clear-cut divide between your personal life and professional life. Refrain from discussing personal problems with superiors or colleagues. There is a famous saying “when at work leave your worries at home, and when at home leave your worries at work” follow this rule by the book, besides no one is interested in your dirty laundry. It also keeps the workplace free from empathy related biases. A bias of any form is unprofessional.
  • A workplace is a highly competitive place, and certain employees have the tendency of getting carried away. There are instances where people steal work from competitors, take credit for things they haven’t done, stoop low and spread rumors about their competitors. Such people must be identified and immediately reprimanded. A workplace shouldn’t involve such childish behavior. People like this need help! And they ruin the atmosphere of any workplace they go to.
  • Punctuality is very important. In a professional set up, people should abide by the timings fixed by the organization. Due to some unforeseen circumstances when unable to do so, they must inform the supervisor, or if not anything at-least finish their daily targets within the available time. Taking unusually long lunch breaks and indulging in unwanted banter all the time are signs of a problem employee. They must be warned immediately, and tab must be kept on their behavior.
  • Your clothing creates an image of you, people form opinions based on the way you dress. When part of an organization, it is very essential that you follow the dress code specified by the organization. A dress code brings in uniformity to the workplace. Do not dress provocatively, a work place comprises of all kinds of people, wear something that will help you fit in there. If the people at your workplace are conservative then stick to conventional clothing, if they are mainly the younger lot you could experiment a little with what you wear.
  • Personal hygiene is essential at a work place. You might not mind those stinky socks or that greasy oily hair, but there are people who you work with, who have to endure it. Kindly use a deodorant, in claustrophobic air-conditioned chambers with the same stale air circulating all through the day you wouldn’t want mass murder with people suffocating on your disgusting body odor.

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