We all want to be respected in the office and feel like our presence and work is valued by others—but sometimes that’s easier said than done. Here are some tips for gaining and keeping respect at work:
- Be confident.
If you’re proud of the job you’re doing, share it with others! Your passion will excite your coworkers and bosses and encourage them to be passionate, as well. There’s a difference between sharing and bragging, though, and learning it now rather than later will help you in the long run.
- Use the golden rule.
The rule we’re taught in grade school is still applicable in the office. If you want to be respected, treat others with respect. Listen to what they say, congratulate them on a job well done and show you care about their work. They’ll likely reciprocate.
- Do your job well.
Most importantly, do your job well and people will notice. Meet deadlines, learn from your mistakes and be humble (but celebrate) your achievements. If you don’t “walk the talk,” the office will take notice.
A professional image can help boost workplace credibility and respect. Learn how to brush up your professionalism at Dardis’ next Leadership Presence and Image Skills seminar.