Career Suicide: 5 Killer Mistakes to Avoid At A New Workplace
These are the top 5 mistakes people make when joining new companies. You would have probably had these experiences with new people you do not welcome. We will never know if these people deliberately commit these killer mistakes. We can only guess.
But if you are joining a new company, do keep these in mind so you do not cut short your experience in your new employment.
1. Better Than Thou Attitude
Do not think that you are there to show them how to do things. Even if it is a positive change, learn to get cooperation. Do not strut around with a better than thou attitude and be so cocky. People will plot for your downfall and it’s a sure way for career suicide.
Don’t you just hate it when you hear new colleagues bragging about how their previous company is better than yours? You wonder, if this place is so bad - why don’t you just quit?. Why did you join in the first place? You often hear them say things like “At XXX, we always did this and did that, and it’s a far better way than here….”
When joining a new company understand that people have their ways of doing things, rightly or wrongly. If you have a better way of doing things, find the right forum to air your suggestions. Frame your suggestions in a friendly manner. Comparing it to your previous company and saying how great it was will just hasten your career suicide.
3. Expecting Respect and Trust
4. Being Rude
5. Disregard Existing Cultures and Dynamics
Common sense as these may sound; these 5 killer mistakes are commonly made in the corporate world. Perhaps it has become a trend to become cold and calculated so new executives walk around the offices thinking everyone owes them a living.
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