Know your boss
To be successful at work, you must know who your boss is, what are his/her preferences, whether it’s an introvert or an extrovert, does he like meetings, hangouts out or is a self-sufficient person. Finding out these few points about him can make your life a whole lot easier as you’d know which card you must play in certain situations. The best thing you could do is make good relations with your boss so that in case if you miss a deadline, he/she lets you walk away.
But just using your skills of relations isn’t gonna take you anyway long and there would come a moment where you would need to start living on your own. Bosses come and go, and all of them vary regarding preferences. Some bosses may follow rigid deadlines while some may be easy going. Hence, the best way to ensure you stay at the top is to work hard regardless of what your boss’ nature is. Do create relations with them but don’t rely on this factor too much as it would harm you and only you in the upcoming days.
Be creative and protect your creativity
Being creative and thinking out of the box is a way of succeeding at the office. It shows how you are different and better from the rest of the employees and hence you work smart and maybe hard as well. Once you catch the attention of the people you are working for, they grant you promotions and success comes falling on your doorstep. However, being creative brings unwanted attention where other employees might get jealous of your success and try stealing your ideas from your laptop while you are away. Hence, try using a USB blocking newsoftware option as when anyone inserts an external device that does not belong to you or is unauthorized, that drive would receive no access at all. Hence, be creative and remember how you can protect your creativity.
Life is more than just work
Work, work work isn’t the only way of being happy. Working 5 days a week is good but working more than that is required (on weekends) wouldn’t be good for your health. Learn this motto, ‘work to party on weekends like teenagers’. This statement goes to all ages where you need to spend time on either yourself or with your family as they need you the most. Cherish the moments while you still can instead of regretting it later.
After every 2 or 3 quarters, we find ourselves having useless bulk files that we no longer need. Hence, it is important or rather necessary for us to get rid of these files by shredding it once and for all. Shredding means you destroy a file or folder entirely from existence and that it can never be recovered again. This feature is useful in offices where files must be deleted for eternity as such files might end up as a disaster if landed in the wrong untrusted hands.