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Hi there, I’m Farnoosh Brock. I created Crack the Code to Get Promoted, which is the world’s leading rapid promotion system for corporate careerists, which you are one, because you’re listening to this video to get tips and strategies to get ahead and get recognized at your job.
Today, I talk to you about why you cannot afford to skip the office party or other social events that matter. I’m going to start by telling you how I skipped the office party and other social events.
Social Interaction at Work Should Not Be Overlooked
When I was a young employee at my job I was heads down in my work. I didn’t want to do anything else because I was under the impression that the harder I work, the faster I can move ahead. That’s not the whole picture, and one thing that happens in a work environment, at least in most work environments, is a little bit of social interaction with your coworkers, with your manager, with outside teams, and you need to participate in a few at the very least as they happen over the course of your career.
You don’t have to show up all the time for all of them, but it’s really important that you don’t get the reputation that you are someone who doesn’t show up for the things that are outside of the work environment.
This is really important because if you are very busy with your work, you tend to not make time for this, but think of this going forward. Think of the office party, the lunches, the off-sites, the bowling night, whatever it is that your company puts together, as work. Think of it as your assignment. Think of it as a task that needs to be done because believe it or not, this little effort on your part (which could even be a little fun, you never know) is actually going to really help your career.
Team Players versus Loners
It’s going to improve your self–image because you will be part of the team, you will get to work with your coworkers on a better level, and it will improve your reputation among them and they will think of you as a team player. Team players get ahead, but loners, they may keep their jobs but you don’t see loners advancing up the corporate ladder.
It’s really important that as you are putting all of that hard work into your job, your tasks, your responsibilities, you make a little time for the fun stuff that happens around you. Whether or not you are interested in the exact thing they’re doing in inconsequential.
Show the effort. Put the timing. Go out there, enjoy the time with your team. Show a little bit of your personality (but not too much!), a little bit of your personal side and you will be surprised how much happens in these social events.
So, your task is really easy. Go to the next office party, go to the next group lunch, show up for the next event that’s organized by your team just for the team to get together and have a little fun. That’s going to work a major role in your advancement on to the next level.
Take That Next Step
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