Earning Respect at Work
Respect is not something people give easily. Even if your coworkers or colleagues like you, it doesn’t mean that they respect you. You have to work hard on making it happen.
The best way to earn respect in the workplace is to stay professional all the time. Dress appropriately. Avoid gossip at all cost. If you have an issue with policies or whatnots, talk to your supervisor and offer suggestions.
It’s okay to be amiable and charming, but do avoid being too personal with anything or anyone. Treat people with politeness and courtesy -regardless of office hierarchy. Respect others and they too will respect you in return.
Maintain your integrity. Everyone has his or her own principles and ethics. If you find yourself in a situation where they are challenged, do not back down. If you know that you are right and you believe that it is for the best, stick to your principles. This will show your loyalty and your integrity.
Do quality work consistently. Put your skills to good use. Always turn in quality output. Always submit deliverables on time. Do your best. Go beyond your duty and make that extra effort even, granted that you do not put anyone or the company itself at risk.
August 14, 2009 Friday at 7:51 am