Develop Good Working Habits

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Employees with good working habits tend to be more successful in their career life than those who aren’t as organized and productive. Over time you can build and develop good working habits that will help set you apart from your colleagues and hopefully get you promotions throughout your career.

  1. Task listing or creating a to-do list can help you organize your thoughts and make you really aware of what needs to be done and when. You can get as detailed or as vague as you want with this. You can include deadlines, job descriptions, and anything else that will help you stay on track and stay ahead of the game. Task listing will help you stay organized and will help you get a complete picture of what your work-week will look like. It also helps to de-clutter the brain, since it’s on paper and you’re less afraid to forget. Plus, it’s a great way to constantly feel productive since you can check off things as you go and feel a sense of accomplishment.
  2. Answering emails and phone messages as you work throughout the day can help you form good habits. It lets you follow up and reply to everyone you’re involved with, colleagues, supervisors and clients or vendors. Plus, you’ll know if there’s something that needs your immediate attention. Your emails and voice mails will never pile up and you’ll never ‘miss’ anything. You can set aside a specific time during the day where you have less things to juggle to perform this task.
  3. Set goals for yourself, short-term ones and long-term ones. You can share them with co-workers and friends to make yourself more accountable for them. There are even company-based programs that can help you achieve these goals like workshops or help with tuition and so on. You’ll have a greater success rate and probably move up in the company.

These are just some examples that can help you create great working habits. Of course, being responsible and making sure you are doing the work you were hired to do, should always be your main priorities. Common sense and being a great team player always helps too.