A basic reality of life is that many of us must work for a living. Some of us work for others and some of us work for ourselves. No matter which is the case, the fact remains that we must work to earn a living. When you must work for a living it is important for you to show up like a grown up. Grown ups are responsible, mature and able to handle the responsibilities of work. Look at the following differences between children at work and grown ups at work:
Children at work
show up just before work starts or late
play around all day
refuse to accept any extra assignments
counter-productive in team tasks
treat work as if it is a playground
Adults at work
show up at work station at least 15 minutes before start time
work throughout the day
accept extra assignments within reason
are a valuable part of team assignments
treat work as if what is being done is important
The economy is improving and in many industries, finding a job is easier today than it has been for quite a while. That does not change the fact that if you want to remain gainfully employed or want to continue operating a successful business, you must, without exception, show up like a grown up everyday and actually work at work. So, the question for you this wonderful day is what are your tips for showing up like a grown up at work?
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