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Career Connexion 

 Controlling bad habits at work

I’m sure, one way or another, you’ve witnessed bad habits at work. How many times have you seen co-workers chat either on the phone or on their personal cell phone? Or, perhaps you know co-workers who play solitaire during office hours? While some habits are more obvious than others, they may not be too detrimental.  However, employees caught in the act may suffer the consequence of getting a bad reputation.

Bad habits can put an employee’s job on the line in companies with strict policies against counter-productive activities. Many bad habits are behaviours that an individual exhibits that he or she doesn’t notice. From my perspective, not all bad habits diminish an employee’s productivity, but some could have an impact on relationships with co-workers.