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8 Work Habits Worth Developing

July 24, 2017

No matter where you are in your career, there will always be room to improve your skills. Employers love to see employees who make an effort to grow and transform both as a team member and an individual. Whether you’re starting a new job or thinking about a promotion, the following work habits can help you stand out and increase your value to your company.

1. Proactivity

Always be one step ahead. The next time you have downtime, take on additional tasks that might otherwise be ignored. By taking initiative, you’ll be demonstrating to your managers that you care about the team and company’s success.

2. Clear Communication

To be successful in any job, you must be clear and up front about what you need from others and ask any necessary questions to fill in the gaps. One-on-one meetings are a great place to raise any concerns or questions and make sure you’re on the same page with your manager.

3. Dependability

In order to be considered for promotions or new positions, it’s important to show that you can be counted on to finish your work and do it well. Your manager likely has a lot to worry about and if you can ease some of those worries by being dependable, you’ll be rewarded with more responsibility over time.

4. Adaptability & Flexibility

Employees of most companies will often tell you that every day is different. You must be adaptable to varying team personalities and flexible for the day’s tasks. As you advance in your career, these skills will come in handy for taking on new projects and challenges at work.

5. Integrity

At POA, we prioritize our customer relationships. Integrity and trust are key for any relationship, so it’s important for us to be up front and transparent with the services and products we offer. Integrity goes a long way for personal relationships, and this translates to strong customer relationships as well.

6. Positive Work Ethic

Nobody likes to work with a Debbie Downer. A positive work ethic involves both a good attitude about your own work and motivating coworkers to do better. Plus, the work day is much more fun when you’re surround by upbeat personalities.

7. Self-Motivated

You can set yourself apart from your peers by taking initiative to complete your work with little supervision and direction. Managers can give you the tools you need and trust that you’ll be able to finish the job at hand. In the end, this can lead to a greater sense of accomplishment for employees.

8. Curiosity

Constantly ask why. Improve your value by going the extra mile to learn more and show your managers that you care about your work and the company. Get some practice asking questions and making conversation by networking at work.

At Pacific Office Automation, we value employees who are driven to succeed and constantly looking to learn more. If this sounds like a good fit for your next career move, take a look at our current openings and send us a job application today.

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