Want to get on your manager’s good side? Don’t let the details slide. In a new survey by staffing firm Accountemps, more than one-third (35 percent) of CFOs cited lacking attention to detail or sloppy work as the most annoying behaviour by co-workers. For 28 percent of respondents, gossiping or engaging in office politics was their biggest pet peeve, marking a five percent increase from a similar survey in 2011.
When asked respondents, which of the below co-worker behaviours annoy the most, they said:
|Lacking attention to detail or sloppy work||35%|
|Gossiping or engaging in office politics||28%|
|Being perpetually late||12%|
|Presenting other’s ideas as one’s own||8%|
“Staff members shouldn’t rely on others to catch their mistakes,” said Bill Driscoll, a district president for Accountemps. “Organisations benefit when employees slow down to review a project carefully before submitting because there is less need for revisions later and reduced risk that uncaught mistakes damage the companies’ reputation. Hitting the ‘pause button’ allows professionals to think about how they work, and whether there are better and more innovative approaches they can take.”
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To meet expectations for work quality and avoid earning reputation as a sloppy worker, here are few tips to manage workload and stay away from demonstrating annoying behaviours at work:
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