10 basic principles for “office workers”

10 basic principles for "office workers"

1. Think carefully before speaking

In the office, no matter how close and impartial everyone is, you should be careful with your words. Think before you speak, even with humorous stories and comments because with just one “misstatement”, your professional reputation will be affected.

2. Be a team member


Being a member of the team means you have to help your colleagues when they are “overloaded”, actively build a development team and connect members with each other. Everyone in the team shares successes and failures together to complete work with the highest efficiency and build a strong office culture.

3. Respect the personal privacy of colleagues

When a boss or colleague closes the door to his/her room, it means he/she does not want to be disturbed. Therefore, please respect their personal privacy.

4. Limit joking

Any joke must have certain limits. As long as you say too much, it will affect your relationship with your boss, colleagues or customers.

5. Check your email thoroughly before pressing “send”

Please carefully check the content, grammar, spelling, and language errors before sending emails to colleagues and customers. Even with unimportant emails, you need to follow this principle to show your professionalism at work.


6. Don’t let personal problems or opinions affect your work

It will not be okay if you impose your personal thoughts on your colleagues because everyone has their own opinion and everyone must respect it. In addition, you should not bring family or personal matters to discussions at work and let them affect your work. Be clear between work and personal life.

7. Go to lunch with colleagues

Although you don’t necessarily have to go to lunch with your colleagues all 5 times a week, make sure you attend regularly, including parties and gatherings. This is a way to strengthen relationships with everyone in the office.

8. Always pay attention to your actions and words

Whatever you do during the day, even during your lunch break, shows your professionalism. Don’t just let one stupid statement or action affect your professional image.

9. Don’t let your problems affect your colleagues

Try not to let your own mistakes affect others. If you have a problem, find a way to solve it yourself and only ask others if it is beyond your control.

10. Respect company assets

That means protecting and preserving the company’s common assets and especially not intentionally “wrongly” taking home office items, even very small things like printer paper and pens. As long as your boss or colleagues catch those unsightly actions, they will have a bad impression of you. If more serious, you may be fired or have to face the law.