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A Guide to Being a Better Coworker

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There's many aspects to being great at your job. To build a successful career in web design and development, we have to look at the bigger picture of professionalism, from self-progress to collaborating with our coworkers to interactions with clients. Let's explore beyond what our daily job description might call for and talk about some of the lesser-known skills and habits that take you from being a good coworker to a great one.

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A Guide to Being a Better Coworker

  1. 1. A Guide to Being a BETTER COWORKER http://kittentoob.toobnetwork.com/ @jennlukas
  2. 2. BE ON TIME most of the time No. 1
  3. 3. Embrace (just enough) TRANSPARENCY No. 2
  4. 4. Write GENUINE feedback, emails, & introductory letters No. 3
  5. 5. DRESS for the job No. 4
  6. 6. Always pack a backup outfit
  7. 7. SPEAK for the job No. 5
  8. 8. Not everyone loves a CUSSER
  9. 9. Stop calling WOMEN “girls”
  10. 10. Stop calling INTERFACES “sexy”
  11. 11. What a ____ interface! HOT MATURE PROVOCATIVE RACY SEDUCTIVE SENSUAL AROUSING COME-HITHER CUDDLY FLIRTATIOUS
  12. 12. NEVER “I” ALWAYS “we”
  13. 13. Keep personal business out of the office; GRAB COFFEE with coworkers No. 6
  14. 14. DON’T talk smack about other people No. 7
  15. 15. We want to work with NICE PEOPLE
  16. 16. OWN UP TO YOUR mistakes
  17. 17. RESOLVE conflicts WISELY No. 8
  18. 18. Worst thing a coworker can do? “Throw you under the bus” “Talk sh*t about you, but only to your manager.”
  19. 19. ALWAYS MEET deadlines No. 9
  20. 20. Know when to ASK FOR HELP No. 10
  21. 21. 15 MINUTE RULE If you can’t figure it out after 15 MINUTES ask for help
  22. 22. ALWAYS look to improve your job skills No. 11
  23. 23. IS THIS YOUR JOB or career?
  24. 24. LEARN TO LOVE APPRECIATE feedback
  25. 25. Learn through PERSONAL PROJECTS No. 12
  26. 26. Cook Inside the Box
  27. 27. Expand horizons with COLLABORATION No. 13
  28. 28. Learning what your coworker does is the best way to gain respect
  29. 29. SHARING makes your coworkers & you better at what you do No. 14
  30. 30. LUNCH & LEARNS build team collaboration
  31. 31. DOCUMENT all the things... as a team No. 15
  32. 32. NUTS TO COMFORT Try something completely new No. 16
  33. 33. Trying something else can REJUVENATE the love of our job
  34. 34. Learning new things BUILDS PATIENCES
  35. 35. RESPECT different work styles No. 17
  36. 36. Establish TEAM NORMS No. 18
  37. 37. DON’T MICROWAVE FISH No. 19
  38. 38. Give credit: SAY THANKS No. 20
  39. 39. People who show gratitude in the workplace increase their PRODUCTIVITY & HAPPINESS by as much as 31% http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_gratitude_can_help_you_through_hard_times
  40. 40. Less than 15% of us EXPRESS THANKS in the workplace
  41. 41. Stop looking for wrong START HIGH-FIVING RIGHT
  42. 42. THANK YOU!! (really, totally, & sincerely) @jennlukas

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