By Christy J. Clark, 12/11/2019

Is There Tradition in the Workplace?

Is there tradition in the workplace? Tradition is defined as the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation.

In the spirit of the holidays, I decided to write the next two blogs about tradition and jobs. Tradition is defined as the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation. Remember when you followed in your parents footsteps and went to work for the same company or you started at the ground level and work your way up the ladder at a company.  Nowadays the average employee‘s tenure is seven years with a company. In addition, families working at the same company are rare unless they own it.

Some traditions have not changed. For instance, habits that the boss appreciates remain the same.

  1. Arrive 10 minutes early or stay 10 minutes later.
  2. Follow through on projects on time and accurately so your boss does not have to follow up on the progress of the project. This builds trust and shows productivity.
  3. Anticipate company needs. This shows strategic thinking.
  4. Volunteer to help with projects.
  5. Communicate to your boss updates on projects and what you are working on.

Finally, demonstrate commitment to the company and your boss. Learn what your boss cares about and use his/her language.  Share new, innovative ideas with your boss whether you are traditional and want to climb the company latter or progressive and change jobs throughout your lifetime.