Rashida Maples, Esq. is Founder and Managing Partner of J. Maples & Associates(www.jmaplesandassociates.com). She has practiced Entertainment & Fashion, Real Estate and Small Business Law for 9 years, handling both transactional and litigation matters. Her clients include R&B Artists Bilal and Olivia, NFL Superstar Ray Lewis, Fashion Powerhouse Harlem’s Fashion Row, KinderJam, LLC and Hirschfeld Properties, LLC. @jmaplespllc
It is very possible to be considered a stellar employee in the eyes of your boss, yet, lack the respect necessary to flourish with fellow co-workers. Here are four work-related mistakes that may have a negative effect on your career.
1. Failing to Timely Communicate
Every employee has their preferred method of communicating on the job. You may get more done via email, or you may be the co-worker who stops by another’s cubicle to run something by them. Regardless of how you communicate and/or how others communicate with you, it is important to respond to your bosses and co-workers in a timely manner. Failing to do so will not only cause issues with your co-workers, it can also have a detrimental affect regarding desired goals and timelines.
2. Being Unprepared
Most employees and bosses really do not like being in day long meetings, therefore, these epic and unnecessary hours spent in the boardroom can be mitigated by being prepared with any and all information you have to present or offer to your co –workers and bosses. Failure to adequately prepare will not only make you look bad, it will also have a negative effect on workplace efficiency.