How to get ahead at work

Having the right attitude in the office could help you climb that career ladder. Here are three simple tweaks you can make to improve your work life.

  1. Add humour: The next time you have a team meeting, tell a joke. You and your colleagues are more likely to be productive, to collaborate and to praise each other after laughing together, a recent study shows.
  2. Stay positive: Complaining in the office could hurt your chances of progress. A US study shows a negative attitude can increase your risk of fatigue and make you less productive than your colleagues.
  3. Raise your voice: Speaking in a steady, higher-pitched voice can help you appear more powerful, as long as you vary the volume you speak at, shows a study published in the journal Psychological Science. So don’t just yell.
Words by: Emma Clifton
Photos: Getty Images

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