The environment within the workplace is set and reset by this aspect alone, employees jump and complain about their job based on this one factor alone and you can effectively gauge the nature of a company by this factor alone. Why does communication stand out in this regard? Because it can literally set the mood and psychic around your workplace. An interesting observation notes how the office looks and decorum is primarily only structured around the attitude the employees have towards each other.
That is just one part of the equation however: as a new employee steps into the fold, they learn all about the way you talk around the workplace in two ways. From those who equivalent to them in position and then from those who are above them in position. In effect, it can be said that it is the CEOs and then the managers who set the standard for just how everyone talks within the organization. To the newer recruit, hierarchy and mindfulness is everything so they take their hints and the do’s and don’ts from the way the managers talk.
Despite the facilitation, it is easy for even experienced heads to fall into certain traps that can effectively make them antagonists in front of the management or the rest of the workforce. This happens purely because once your workforce increases, a gap develops between how the managers talk to you and how you talk amongst yourselves. If your company is one of those newer waves which talks down the notion of hierarchical communication, then you are one of the lucky ones. For the ones who are present in a certain structure, these sentences are various forms of the things you want to avoid saying to anyone who above you in position.
“Maybe I can hand this in later? “
This is a definite negative mark. Any variation of this in fact is a negative mark, unless you are being very savvy. In every setting of work, you will come across these kinds of assignments at least once every week. They will be urgent, they will push you in a corner and they will seem demanding to the point of being unfair. As you attempt them you will probably think that the management could have avoided this crisis scenario, and your criticism might even be spot on. The tip here is though: don’t say any of it and accept the work.
Even if you do not perform the job to its maximal output, your effort into it alone will go well noticed.
“I am not paid enough for this”
Oh this is the trouble sentence and this is the one that is said out most frequently. Surprisingly even the experienced ones fall in this one and utter these words every once in a while. The impact is not immediate dismissal but you go close to the chopping line once you say these. Many professional consultants advise that even if you feel your hired salary is unfair, pointing it out when your manager has given you a task is the least appropriate thing to do. In most cases the, manager in question is not even responsible for handing you the salary you have been agreed to, the HR is.
Conversely the ones who say such things usually have their own burdens to carry. Sources put a lot of these coming from fresh graduates struggling with loan payment or mortgages. But a spat with your reporting manager is never the appropriate avenue for your grievances.
“My job is too boring”
Granted that the work life should be fulfilling, complaining about the nature of your job to the manager in this negative a tone is never taken as positive. The appropriate method to phrase this is a specific task or aspect that can be undertaken from the manager to ensure that job description becomes a bit more interesting. Saying this however simply muddles things up and ends up bringing your own image down in front of those who are supposed to be rating your performance.
Mathew Jade is a passionate Finance blogger who loves to write on prevailing trends.