3 Common Mistakes In Employees’ Social Interactions
Trying to succeed in a competitive way leads to some common mistakes that most employees seem to make. Every successful personality has been through these issues and has tried to overcome them and do their best. The good news is that you are not alone. The world is not competitive just for you. Everyone has to step into these tight shoes and run miles before they reach success. How can we move forward and avoid the mistakes? The first step is to recognize what creates difficulties in employees’ daily life, and this is what we will do today.
Being a people-pleaser
When we are interacting with others -especially when we are in a new environment- we want people to like us. While this is absolutely normal, it comes with a cost. In our attempt to make people like us, we try to please them, and this is a huge waste of time. The company does not hire people to create social relationships, even though this is something that will eventually happen in time. The company hires the human force that will lead sales to the next step. Besides, if you start doing favors to people, don’t assume they will be willing to return the favor in the future, nor that they will speak with the best words about you to others.
Adopting a fake attitude
The most common consequence that insecurity creates is that it prevents us from being ourselves. This is strictly related to the behavior of people-pleasers. However, it creates more problems after all. For some reason, we tend to believe that if we were different, we would be better. This could not be farther from the truth. One could claim we are perfect just the way we are, but I honestly do not want to make generic suggestions that would not help people in the workplace. Even if we are perfect, we all agree that this is not always visible to other people. Still, trying to act as if we were will not convince anyone. The co-workers and generally anyone who works in the same environment as you know that you are not perfect. Trying to convince them of the opposite will give the impression of an insecure person who cares for other people’s opinions instead of focusing on the work, which is the real goal in all companies. You may be surprised that people appreciate genuine personalities that approach people openly. If you want people to take you seriously, don’t hesitate to show them that you are willing to share your vulnerable sides as long as you respect them and your work.
Sensitive to criticism
As an employee, you will always receive advice from your superiors. They will come to you to tell you what you have done wrong and correct you. Some of them may be smart enough to show their concern regarding your progress in a discrete and finally helpful way. However, do not overestimate the soft skills of the people who work with you, even if it is your superiors who may act as role models for you. Everyone has their dark sides. Just in the same way, you make mistakes at work, the same rule applies to your employer. If you feel they are strict, remember that this is a professional relationship, and you do not have to take things personally. Sharing your opinion about how well they manage their relationship with their staff is not a good idea. If they are not good at it, this is their problem. People who feel pressure whenever someone is making a bad comment have the tendency to aim for perfection. In the real world, this is more than a curse than bliss. If you follow this road it will turn you into a good employee, but you will never manage to become a successful leader. Mistakes are part of the game, and the idea is not to avoid mistakes but to complete the goal. It is more about how quickly you get things done rather than how many mistakes you avoid on the way. Remember, you can be efficient without sacrificing valuable time.
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