Going to work and trying hard each day is what workers should be focused on but in the big picture they should also be concerned about advancing in the workplace.
Landing a promotion is likely one of the high points of one's career as it symbolizes not only the hard work and effort that one has put into the job, but also that one's accomplishments have been recognized. However, one needs to do more than just show up in order to advance in the office.
According to U.S. News and World Reports, one of the first things one should do is finding out what are one's employer's values. By doing this one will be sure that his effort is focused on what matters.
Another thing that people should be focused on is making sure the work they put in is contributing to the company's bottom line. By doing this, one will be sure to grab the attention of the higher ups in the office.
According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder, one thing that employees should certainly not do when seeking a promotion is have a cluttered work space. The survey showed that 28 percent of employers said they would be less likely to promote someone with a cluttered work space.
"Workers are being asked to take on more projects as companies function with leaner staffs, which could be resulting in more cluttered workspaces," Rosemary Haefner, vice president of Human Resources with CareerBuilder, said. "While chaos on your desk space can indicate a busy workload, it can also imply a lack of organization. The good news is that workers can fix this problem quickly and reverse any negative perceptions of their performance."
While getting ahead on the job is important, one should also unwind and relax through yoga meditation techniques and yoga streching exercises.