Laziness in the workplace is probably something that affects us all from time to time, but if you’re one of those people who naturally errs on the side of laziness, rather than proactiveness, then you might wish to reconsider your workplace behaviour in favour of a more productive mindset.
Are you lazy at work?
- Do you play games in between (or while) working?
- Do you frequently talk or text on your phone?
- Are you constantly distracted by social media notifications?
- Do you take extra long breaks whenever you can?
- Do you cut corners to complete a task?
- Do you frequently meet with your favourite co-worker for an extended chat?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you may wish to reconsider your workplace behaviour in favour of a more appropriate conduct...
The implications of being lazy at work
Being lazy at work is unfair on everyone around you. Not only will your colleagues feel as if you never pull your weight, but their work will suffer as a result as they try to make up for the work that you’ve failed to do.
This will eventually filter down to your boss (if he hasn’t noticed already), who will take note of your laziness and take action against you.
First of all, you’ll find yourself scoring low during appraisals. The last thing you want is to be in your manager’s bad books but the implications are far worse than this. Workplace laziness can lead to yet another year without a bonus as well as failure to gain a promotion. You’ll rarely be asked for your input on a project, and worse still, your job could be on the line.
Put a stop to laziness!
- Set yourself achievable targets
- Reward yourself for completing them
- Ask for more responsibilities
- Exercise in your lunch break to improve stamina
- Put 100% into every project
- Embrace challenges
- Take part in extra-curricular activities