Be Productive, Have Job Satisfaction, and Get Along With Your Boss and Coworkers

Good work habits are essential for anyone who wants to succeed on his or her job, whether it is an after school or summer job or one that is a step on the career ladder. They increase your productivity and job satisfaction and help you have better relationships with your boss and coworkers. We asked experienced professionals and parents what good work habits they would tell young adults they must have.

Here is their advice:

1. Take Criticism Well:

Your boss’s feedback is valuable. He isn’t necessarily criticizing your performance because he dislikes you. He may be trying to help you succeed.

2. Don’t Gossip:

Don’t contribute to the gossip mill and remain neutral if your coworker tries to pull you into it or talks behind another colleague’s back.

3. Be a Problem Solver, Not a Complainer: 

If you have a complaint about something, always have ideas about how to make it better. When you turn negativity into positive action, you will sound professional instead of whiny.

4. Be Dependable: 

Always go to work when you are scheduled to be there. Only call out if you are truly sick.

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