How to Identify and Handle Common Office Management Mistakes
July 3, 2015 by Mike Certoma
Everyone makes mistakes, and of course we’ve all encountered them while in the office. In a busy environment where decisions are made every day, it is common to make the wrong decision from time to time. The trick is not repeating the same mistakes and replace them with healthy habits.
Metro Offices, a renowned provider of workspace solutions in Arlington, VA and 9 other locations in the Metro DC area, provides a few tips on avoiding unnecessary mistakes in the corporate world.
- Celebrate even the smallest of victories
As the old adage goes, the little things matter. Some people tend to focus on one goal only, and then forget about the journey toward that goal. Be sure to acknowledge small achievements and treat them as milestones toward success. With this kind of attitude, you’ll stay motivated toward your goal.
- Act quickly when opportunity presents itself
Are you waiting for the perfect moment before taking action? The opportunity may pass by while you are waiting. Stop waiting and listen to your gut. Grab opportunity when it presents itself vs. when you think you are ready.
- Turn embarrassment and criticism into a positive
Making mistakes can be embarrassing, and your peers may judge you upon making a mistake. Remember that pleasing everyone is a challenge and making mistakes is normal. Whenever you make a wrong move, acknowledge your error, listen to constructive criticism and improve your attitude or action. It’s not so much the mistake that is remembered, but rather how you handle a mistake.
- Don’t obsess over outcomes
It is good to set goals, but you might miss other opportunities if you devote all your time and effort to a singular goal. Be confident; stop worrying about how to attain your goal and be open to other opportunities and change.
- Be humble and remember to give back to your peers
As you progress through your career and experiences, share what you’ve learned. It is very rewarding to share what you’ve learned with someone on a similar path as yours. Plus, sharing and lending a helping hand can come back in the future with a colleague returns the favor.
Open mindedness, self-confidence, and trust are important attitudes to have in a workplace. Having an office environment where communication among peers is encouraged can also help build a stronger and more productive team.
At Metro Offices, we offer collaborative spaces where employees can interact with each other. Our meeting rooms, community lounges, and office spaces in Arlington, VA and the Metro DC area, are ideal places where employees can work in an open workspace environment which contributes to a productive work style.
If you want to learn more about how we can determine a workplace solution that is just right for your business, call us at (703) 871-5208 or fill out our contact form.