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5 Things To Stop Doing If You Want To Get Ahead At Work

SDstory_060616aIn the not too distant past, the concept of professionalism was exhibited at work by wearing a navy blue or grey business suit, a crisp white shirt, simply styled hair and minimal, if any, jewelry. As the relaxed atmosphere of tech companies, and millennials’ preferences have pushed corporate cultures toward a more casual appearance, the line between what is and is not acceptable in the workplace can become blurred. Many business people have conflated the lack of a formal dress code with the lack of professional decorum. As a result, there is no shortage of unprofessional episodes that can take place. At one company I worked for, a summer intern apparently thought it was a career enhancing move to tell her HR contact that she was struggling through this particular day at work because of how ‘wasted’ she got the night before. She was wrong. Over the years there have been a multitude of improprieties committed at work, here are a few of the most common.

1. Dressing too casually

2. Over-sharing

3. Chronic lateness

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