Every workplace is different; every workplace is the same. Some problems occur everywhere and in every organizational culture. Nikelle Murphy, writing for Money and Career Cheat Sheet, put together five pain-in-the-keister issues that got us thinking.
According to Gallup, low income tops the list of things we’re concerned about, with 20% still worried that we’re going to get our wages cut.
Almost half of employees say they think the only way to get a raise is by changing jobs. If you suspect you aren’t being paid as much as your coworkers, ask — companies frequently forbid employees to discuss pay, but you have a legal right to do it. If you’re making a contribution to the company, talk to your superior.
Collaboration and teamwork are critical to getting ahead, but sometimes work styles clash. You’re about details and your coworker’s into the big picture; you work late and they go home early.
Try establishing a reliable way to hand off materials and make sure your work is totally solid. By knowing your coworkers, you can anticipate issues and proactively resolve them in advance. Master the software tools you’re using together.
Companies benefit from having a mix of people (as long as they do good work) and value those who play well with others. Be flawlessly professional and courteous with everyone. If you’re inclined, maybe you can discover icebreaking common interests for small talk.