NEW YORK (MainStreet) — You might avoid the office gossip and the dubious promotion-seeker, but bosses say it’s sloppy workers who really fare the worst among their peers.
According to a new survey by staffing firm, Accountemps, 41% of chief financial officers (CFOs) said a lack of attention to detail and sloppy work are the behaviors that peeve them the most in the office.
Gossip was the second most annoying habit, with 23% of the vote, followed by missing deadlines (18%), lateness (12%) and presenting a colleague’s ideas as one's own (5%).
One percent of CFOS, interestingly, said they had no idea what annoyed them. Perhaps they were too busy correcting assignments.
"Having to constantly double-check someone else's work is a sure recipe for tension between co-workers," Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps said in a press release. "The success of any team depends on everyone carrying his or her weight."
The survey is based on interviews with 1,400 CFOs from a random sample of U.S. companies with more than 20 employees.
So, worker bees, consider yourself forewarned: Pay attention to detail next time you’re up for a promotion.
What other steps can you take to move up the corporate ladder? Learn how to get the raise you want in this MainStreet article.
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