3. Keep the complaining on the down low
We all know that work can be tough at times. But rather than complaining to everyone in the office like your old aunt Jill on her porch, it's better to handle your feelings of negativity in a much more constructive manner.
Complaining is a seriously toxic behavior, and as you may expect, complainers don't have the most professional of reputations as they just bring everyone else down and ruin positive work environments. Therefore, to avoid a crumbling workplace reputation, try to develop solutions or take a different outlook.
4. Go the extra mile to help others
Another way to add worthwhile weight to your reputation is by going the extra mile to help your colleagues. Whether that's by offering an extra hand when you know they're inundated with paperwork or simply making them look great in a meeting, helping out your colleagues can be extremely rewarding for your morals and your career. It can also show your boss that you're ready to take on more opportunities.
5. Do what you say you'll do — consistently!
Doing what you say you'll do will help build your positive reputation at work in several ways.
Firstly, it shows that you're a team player, you can be counted on and that you can strive to deliver effectively. Secondly, it shows that you're trustworthy and that you can maintain confidences in all matters about the workplace. Finally, it shows that you know your stuff and that you can take the pressure — all key traits in a successful individual.
Follow these five simple steps, and you'll build a positive reputation at work and be heading on the home straight to career success in no time.