James Caan recently shared 5 habits that could get you fired. I thought they were worth sharing with the Healthcare IT community:
- Lack of manners
- Over-promising and under-delivering
- Lack of poker face
- Anti-social behaviour
- Being a glass half empty kind of person
I’m not sure I agree with all of the points. For example, I don’t think you necessarily have to have a poker face. In fact, I know some really extremely successful people that have no poker face. These people are considered authentic. They certainly rock the boat on occasion, but I much prefer working with someone who doesn’t have a poker face to someone who you can never trust since you don’t know what they’re really thinking.
My favorite one is the last two. I think there’s something to say about being optimistic. People love to work with optimistic people. I did hear about a recent study that said that anti-social people get more work done than social people. This makes logical sense. The social people spend more time chatting and less time working. However the study also suggested that it might not be the best plan to have a team of all anti-social people. The social people provide value by raising the happiness of the workplace. So, each of them play a role.
What would you put on your list of things that could get you raises?