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The Dangers of Having a Casual Attitude at Work

  How many people have been called “Mr. Whatever” or “Ms. Whatever” in the workplace. I am. In the first two years when I started working, I loved to say “whatever” and my attitude was “it’s okay”.
  At first, I didn’t realize the impact this mantra had on me. Later, I discovered that my boss’s attitude toward me had changed, and I realized that this casual tone in everything made me wear the hat of “having no opinion.” Because I have no opinion, my boss has to think about it for a long time when assigning work to me; because I have no opinion, my colleagues always ignore my feelings; and because I have no opinion, I have become an “invisible person” in the department.
  Because I have suffered losses, I know how valuable “not being casual” is! Let me tell you about an unspeakable incident from my past.
  In the second year after joining the company, my abilities were recognized by my leaders and colleagues. After that, my leaders wanted me to rise to the challenge and take on more difficult jobs.
  That day he asked me in the office if I was willing to accept this challenge. I was hesitant and hesitant to speak. I was afraid that I would not be able to fulfill my promise, and I was also afraid that the leader would be unhappy if I refused directly. In the end, I chose to respond ambiguously: “I can do it, it doesn’t matter.” It was my casual attitude at that time that caused me to miss the opportunity to perform that time and also miss a good project for self-improvement. Casual actions and words convey whether a person has the courage to take responsibility. Sometimes the sharp edges and corners in the workplace can actually make our personalities more distinct, and career opportunities will favor people with clear intentions.
  In some workplaces, it is important to express your attitude: During a department dinner, if colleagues ask what dishes they want to order, you can say anything; when assigning work within the team, if they ask what they think, you can say anything; during the Spring Festival holiday, the leader arranges for on-duty personnel, When asked about everyone’s needs, you didn’t say anything. The subtext behind this “anything is OK”: I am a person who can be anywhere, I have no opinions of my own, and no expression of my own needs. If your attitude and demands for work are not conveyed accurately, you will easily be misunderstood and ignored by colleagues and leaders.
  Chen Chen suffered a loss in this regard. Because he is always afraid of offending others when communicating with colleagues, he speaks cautiously and does not like to express his demands directly. Once I worked on a project with a colleague. When assigning tasks in the early stage, he did not clearly express his ideas, which resulted in a heavy workload later and errors in the work at hand, which affected the progress of the entire project.
  Expressing one’s attitude clearly is a quality that every working person should have. What is worse than not expressing one’s attitude is being vague about everything. In the workplace, you must learn to be a person who is not easy to talk to, and do not give your time to others casually.
  Xiaoran, like many people in the workplace, often played the role of “handyman” among her colleagues when she was working in her first job. It was often this colleague who asked her to help pick up a courier from the guard room, and another colleague who asked her to help go to the bank. Run errands. Most of the time, she enjoyed it without any sign of displeasure. Over time, Xiaoran’s time was regarded as “cheap goods” by his colleagues. He did not do much work, but he added “icing on the cake” to the work of his colleagues. After that, she realized her problem and began to gradually take back her time and make herself busy. She also slowly ended the situation where her time was easily taken up by her colleagues.
  The most important thing for career advancement is time resources. Make good use of our time and don’t let your time be taken up by others easily to achieve a higher upgrade in the workplace. It is even more undesirable to do work with a casual attitude! Especially for some jobs that require high quality, we cannot slack off. Some people in the workplace, when they encounter bottlenecks or problems at work, will have the idea of ​​”lowering their requirements” in their minds, but they have never thought that the impact of this “casualness” on their work can be fatal.
  Use the small to see the big, and use the situation to determine the overall situation. When faced with demanding work, don’t be casual or indifferent. Only by maintaining a strict self-discipline can you complete the current work in place.
  A casual attitude in the workplace will not bring you good popularity, nor will you be able to gather good connections. Only by not being casual, accurately highlighting your attitude and expressing your needs can you truly gain the respect of colleagues and leaders.

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