Are You Unintentionally Horrifying Your Boss? 6 Office Dos and Don’ts
Navigating a professional relationship can be difficult—from communicating clearly to managing expectations—and when that relationship is with your boss, it gets even trickier. Accordingly, we thought we’d get some career pointers from one of the best bosses we know (and full disclosure, this editor’s boss), Who What Wear Co-Founder, Hillary Kerr.
Ahead, the top three dos sure to impress, and the top three don’ts that just might horrify. Plus, just because we like you, we threw in some office outfit inspiration and killer shopping options to elevate your workplace wardrobe.
“It’s always strange to me when someone doesn’t seem to know what other brands, companies, or people in their industry are doing. Whether it’s merely to learn what not to do or sparks an idea of your own, you should always pay attention to other businesses in your category. Information is power.” –Hillary Kerr
“Is your workload overwhelming? Are you having trouble with a colleague? Do you dislike a project? That’s fine, just come with some potential solutions for your problem. There’s nothing productive about just saying “no” and leaving it at that. Have alternative ideas and think of ways to resolve the situation; it shows you care and that you want to fix things.” –Hillary Kerr
“From the moment you resign until your last day in the office, work twice as hard. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but the point is your behavior during those last few weeks is what your boss will remember about you. It is your legacy, so don’t slack, show up late, or suck, in general.” –Hillary Kerr
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