What is meant to be professional? for whom people we use this term, that totally depends on the situation. Professionalism has nothing to do with ethics or unethical, but that is not the point. Focus is that if you want to be succeeded in your professional life you have to practice the professional attitude, and that will help you develop some characteristics to make a good professional impression. if you are like me, know nothing about this term, you can learn, try different things and see what suits you. is it the time you are investing in work? is it about your mental situation at the work? are you confident enough that you can complete that specific task?
it doesn’t matter that you are doing a job (serving your boss), or running your own startup, it is very important to show “professional Behavior” in your workplace. There is a question, do you think that doing a job on the same regular basis, or showing up in the office on time consistently is enough for your professional growth? I know that is a little satisfying, but that is not enough. On the other hand, you have so many ideas to boost your startup, you have a brain, and a completed road-map to follow your goals, but you are showing laziness, and not working according to the plan. (in short, you are not as professional as you claimed to be), nothing good will come out of it.
here I would like to add a quote of my own (i swear)
“Making Worth is more important than making Money.”Muneeb Shafqat
I am going to tell you about some ways to act more professional in your workplace:
we have observed that our world is going to advance every minute now, there is so much that we can learn each day about our services and upgrade our gears of knowledge. if you keep researching the new techs and new methods of doing your work more quickly and easily, you will succeed eventually. because that is the key to success “consistent Growth“. look for your competitors, what are they offering new? and what consumers demand “new” in the market? how much you can contribute? you can use Twitter, The verge(My Favorite), Youtube, and online Courses for that purpose.
Always be positive:
Whether you are doing a job or running your own business, it is quite good to have a positive attitude. Nobody wants to listen to upbeat or negative things about the working environment or situation. so try to keep your focus on work, and keep your conversations positive. you may have heard that success can only be achieved by positive thinking and attitude, and the same goes for professional behavior. You should encourage other people to be more positive as well.
Appearance, words, and deeds:
Your Professional attire, response to day-to-day activities, and the outcomes have a direct impact on your professionalism. if there are some code of conducts in your organization, even if you have planned some for your own business, you should have to follow them at any cost.
Be more Responsible:
You should realize what you mean to your organization, if they are dependent on you and give you the responsibility of a task, you should accept it, and fulfill the task delightedly. Not only that, if you find someone else not working honestly, you should guide him, you should have to take the responsibility for others as well if you are senior.
No doubt, that one is aware of one’s strengths and weaknesses, still, you are confident about your working and you believe that one day you will be succeeded, that’s all it takes honestly if you just agree to this phrase, you are already successful, believe in yourself and you are good to go! you can achieve anything.
Keep Notes of Time:
A person with a professional attitude always Keeps track of time to ensure that he finishes his work by the deadline and respects everyone else’s schedule.
Offer Help to others:
There must be some new members in your team or in your business, who just entered the practical market for the first time, they are in need, and you should help them as well. That could work for you as a revision and it could be a learning experience for your juniors. They will love you and remember the time that you have spent teaching them important stuff about work.
Be More Honest:
If you are not able to do a task, you can not complete it on the given deadline, you are not comfortable with someone’s negative and upbeat behavior, you should let them know, that you don’t have to do this just for the sake of new project or more revenue. again, “Making Worth is more important than making money.”
when you are in an organization, you represent that organization when you speak, so think before you speak, whether it be in professional meetings, seminars, webinars, conferences, Social media posts, or anything. Response Politely and more decently to others.
Learn to Embrace feedback:
Someone will give you positive feedback and others will give you a negative one, but you have to embrace both, and respond to both them equally. No worries, if it is a negative review, give them a polite, humble response and others will judge you by your response. it will eventually be a good sign for you at the end. And you can be more professional at work. As they say, “you can learn only from your mistakes and failures.”