Professional Etiquette

Performance reviews can stir a mixed amount of emotions among professionals. For some, it's an exciting time to discuss accomplishments and get patted on the back. For others, it's a nerve-wracking time where shortcomings are discussed, and some employees question their abilities.

It's important, however, to keep emotions in check. Performance reviews are an opportunity to grow as an employee and should be embraced. Here are some tips for preparing and executing a successful performance review.

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Having problems with a difficult co-worker? It can be frustrating when you feel like this person is acting inappropriately, isn't doing his or her job, or is simply acting like a roadblock between you and success within the company.

You might be tempted to go around this person and take the issue to a higher up. However, this might not be in your best interest.

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If you're a football fan, you're probably very familiar with the Antonio Brown situation.

The Pro-Bowl wide receiver became a locker room problem for the Pittsburgh Steelers and was traded to the Oakland Raiders in the off-season. However, Brown never played a game for Oakland and, through a series of bizarre events, essentially forced his release from the team and joined the New England Patriots for the 2019 season.

If you're still reading this, you must be wondering, what does this have to do with workplace culture?

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Congratulations! You got the job! Getting a new job is exciting. However, after the dust settles from celebrating this accomplishment, you have some work to do.

Being a new employee can be tough sometimes, but if you're ready to embrace the challenge, you can make a smooth career change. Here are a few tips to make sure you start your new job on the right foot.

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Many businesses offer comprehensive and unique benefit packages as a way of attracting and maintaining top talent. For Chipotle Mexican Grill, cooking up strong employee benefit packages not only accomplishes those two goals, but also helps the company with its long-term focus on employee engagement and building connections.

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You're ready to make a career change and have secured a new job (hopefully)! Now, it's time to quit your current job.

First things first, unless we're talking about an extreme circumstance, you should never walk into your boss' office and say "I quit!" That's unprofessional and could have severe professional consequences in the future.

It's important to maintain your personal brand as a hardworking professional. The way you end this career chapter is part of that brand. Here's how to be a professional about quitting your job.

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