Do you always feel behind at work? Is there always something that gets left undone? Are you the one that’s always behind schedule? Do you marvel at those that are always on top of their game? Why do you keep getting passed over for a promotion? Change your fate today! We’ve got seven smart, simple ways to get ahead at the office. These are 7 smart ways to get ahead at the office.
SingletaskDon’t listen to the multitasking hype — doing one thing at a time ensures that at least one thing will get done. Minimize browsers, close extra tabs, and log out of Facebook. If you can turn off all the noise, you will get your tasks complete. Word to the wise: Those who say they do more when multitasking are usually incorrect.
Work Harder Than EveryoneIt might not be what you want to hear, but muscling through is one way to ensure that things get done at the office. Afraid you’re going to be behind? Feeling overwhelmed? Come early. Stay late. Hit up the office on a weekend. Work smart, but don’t forget that working hard will get you there, too. And convince yourself that you care enough to do so. You won’t get points for being at the office the longest, but if you work harder and smarter than everyone around you, you’re sure to be a shining star.
Expect NothingLife isn’t fair. Work isn’t fair. And don’t expect it to be otherwise. Even if you don’t work in a cutthroat industry, you’re definitely not doing yourself any favors if you expect people to notice and recognize your work. Go above and beyond because that’s what you want to do, not because you’ll be recognized for it. You won’t be rewarded for doing what you’re told — in the end, you’re only rewarded for doing what you do best.
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