When it comes to your job, navigating an office and all of the nuanced relationships that come with it is no easy task. But that doesn't mean you should engage in habits that prevent you from getting ahead at work. If you put in some extra effort to be courteous and thoughtful, while paying attention to how you're affecting your boss and colleagues, there are all sorts of benefits to be had.
One of which is simply having a nice work environment. "While work is not the place to focus on creating the best friendships in your life, it is helpful when people at work genuinely like working with you," workplace expert Heather Monahan tells Bustle. And when it comes down to it, when your coworkers feel they have a good working relationship with you, they'll be more likely to offer help when you need it, Monahan says.
Going above and beyond can also put you in a top spot when it comes time for promotions and raises. But if you tend to have bad habits — like maybe you're constantly late, or you're not being a "team player" — it may tarnish people's opinion of you, and start to hurt your chances of getting ahead. So be mindful of your presence at work, and whenever possible, experts suggest refraining from these 11 habits below.