滑手機、回訊息,應視情況而為。圖/美聯社
滑手機、回訊息,應視情況而為。圖/美聯社

閱讀暖身「習慣」有時比人際關係與工作能力更重要。許多人與同事互動無礙,工作能力也無不足,但習慣性行為往往讓他們最終失去同事與上司的信任。以下五種習慣,可能左右你的工作甚至升遷,看看自己中了幾項。進入文章前,請先想想下列英文怎麼說:A.不以為意的 B.可信度 C.忌諱

1.A few minutes late is still late.

遲幾分鐘,就是遲到。

Some people are (A)oblivious about being a few minutes late, and they believe others are oblivious to it too. Maybe everyone is late once in a while, but if someone shows up late habitually, even though it’s just a few minutes, people cannot (1)account for the behavior other than he or she is careless.

有些人認為遲到幾分鐘不是什麼大事,不會有人注意到。每個人或多或少都會因為突發狀況而晚到,但若一個人總是習慣性地遲到幾分鐘,最後除了漫不經心,便沒什麼理由可以解釋了。

2.No responds. Never reply the email.

音訊全無。

As your colleagues wait for your response to the email they sent you 1 day ago, your (B)credibility is decreasing at the same time. Even (2)dropping a line to acknowledge people would be better than nothing.

當同事寄Email與你商討工作事項,卻遲遲等不到你的回音。這種情況會讓人直覺認為你不可靠。哪怕只是簡短告知你已收到信,都會比讓對方覺得自己的Email石沉大海要好。

3.Overpromising and under-delivering.

承諾過多,達成率過低。

Sometimes it’s a good thing to “show off” in Western culture. However, if one person keeps giving a commitment without actually fulfilling it, people might think they are not trustworthy. As everyone knows “(3)talk is cheap.”

西方社會中,把握機會表現自己是件很好的事,甚至有時稍作誇大也不無加分效果,但若在工作上老是先誇下海口,事後卻老是做不到,旁人便會認為你只是在耍嘴皮子。畢竟大家都知道說比做容易多了。

4.Texting during the conversations.

會談時訊息發不停。

Needless to say that texting or sliding the screen are (C)taboos during work, but a lot of people just can’t help it. The messages won’t disappear even if you don’t answer them promptly, but your credibility will.

不用說,在會談時不斷滑手機,傳訊息或回簡訊是大忌,但很多人卻「屢試不爽」。訊息不會因為等半個小時就消失,但和你會談的人卻會對你失去信任。

5.Keep on making avoidable mistakes.

老是犯可避免的錯誤。

Everyone makes mistakes, but making the same mistakes, or making a mistake that you’ve been specifically told not to, would be considered as stupid and unprofessional.

在工作上,犯錯或許是人之常情,但若是一而再,再而三的犯相同的錯誤,抑或甚至「明知故犯」,那便會顯得愚蠢,也會讓人覺得你辦事能力不佳。

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