Today's Professional

Today's Professional

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday: Tips for Work Life Balance

This week’s Top 10 is tips for finding balance between your professional obligations and your personal obligation.

Work Life Balance

1. Establish Limits and Boundaries.

First and foremost, it is essential that you set your boundaries for acceptable behavior from co-workers and customers when it comes to your personal time. If you set the tone early that you only address work issues during work hours, you most likely won’t be bothered outside of work hours unless it is an emergency. It is important to establish these limits and boundaries early.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday: Work Habits

This week's Top 10 focuses on work habits to help you improve professionally.

work habits

1. Remove distractions

In order to work at a high performing level it is important to remove distraction. Distractions such as email sounds, frequent small talk with co-workers, nonproductive web surfing, and a clutter desk can greatly inhibit your productivity. 

2. Always Reply

If people take the time to call you, send you an email, or communicate with you in some manner, you should always reply. This acknowledges that your received their communication and shows respect for the time they took to send you the communication.