What computer games
Even adults like to play computer games. But not at work! It is better to remove all the games from your work computer and install them at home, where they belong.
It is difficult to calculate how much work time is lost in the World Wide Web. Of course, visiting Alla Pugacheva’s site during the lunch break is not forbidden to anyone, but as soon as the break is over, you need to start working.
And stay away from porn sites! If you get caught visiting those, then there will be big problems. And the chances of being caught are very high. Is it worth the fun of a jab from the boss? Is it worth your work? Probably not.
One consequence of the proliferation of flexible work schedules is that the boundary between personal and professional has ceased to be as distinct as it used to be. There are new problems relating to the combination of private life and work.
You should not spend too much time in the workplace on your personal affairs. Also, be careful not to dedicate employees to your personal life.Remember that not everyone wants to know how you spent yesterday evening. Many people are not interested in how you hate your mother-in-law.
What you say today can be used against you tomorrow. Think about whether to tell colleagues all the details of your personal life, especially if they are not in a hurry to share similar stories. What if someone uses information relating to your personal life to put pressure on you? In addition, you can talk too much and then you will repent of it until the end of your days. And then, not all of your colleagues have personal views that coincide with yours. If you tell your boss that you are going to spend the weekend with your lover, you can lose respect in his eyes forever.
As long as you don’t know all your employees and bosses well, you better keep your secrets with you.
Remember that some people say one thing and do something else. A life case perfectly illustrates how personal information can be used.
The director of a dental clinic liked to repeat that the clinic was one big family, and encouraged the staff to share any problems with him.One of the doctors once complained that his former assistant was spreading rumors that he had a love affair with her. The doctor expected that if the director does not help, at least he will sympathize. However, the director took these complaints quite differently and blamed the unfortunate doctor as a vile seducer. No matter how justified, he had to look for another job. After that, no one ever asked the director for help.
Remember that if your personal life is bad for your work, leadership may be interested in it. If you tell everyone that on Fridays after work you like to drink in the nearest cafe, then you risk listening to the head of the lecture about the merits of a sober lifestyle and the inadmissibility of creating a negative image of a company representative.
In some personal matters it is better not to dedicate anyone at all. The health of family members or personal troubles is of little concern to anyone. When you want to tell your colleagues that your grandmother has finished her days in an insane asylum, think about how this can turn out for you.
Keep professional secrets
The wisest decision is not to devote your loved ones to the details of their work.And if the disclosure of business information can harm the client, you simply have to be silent! It is especially important to keep this in mind for psychiatrists, doctors and lawyers. True friends will understand what obligations your profession imposes, and will not ask questions. In addition, do not share with your loved ones that they can upset.
Disclosure of confidential information about the client can serve as the basis for dismissal.
Pressure on a person in order to obtain secret information can lead to a break in relations.
Separate personal from professional
There are things about which you have the right not to tell anyone, and of which no one has the right to be questioned. It is, for example, your political predilections, religious beliefs, nationality, lifestyle, sexual orientation and hobbies. These are your personal affairs, and you should not impose them on others.
Sometimes employers associate your beliefs with your professional activities. Therefore, homosexuals, transsexuals, people with unconventional hobbies should exercise caution, discussing their lives with colleagues, no matter how liberal the views of the company's management are.
Here are some tips.
Remember: no one has the right to know everything about you.If someone asks you too persistently about your personal life, politely say that you don’t like or don’t want to talk about it. If the other party insists, contact your boss. If your boss is interested in your personal life, contact his boss.