Stop These Work Habits Now


Supposedly it takes 21 days to form a habit.

I'm not sure I believe that. Try going on a diet and I guarantee that a freshly baked pizza will break your willpower whether you're on the second or the forty-fifth day. Or maybe I'm just weak and 21 days is all most people need.

I'm convinced, however, workplace habits take a little longer to break. The little annoyances -- like the guy who picks his teeth with your letter opener -- aren't what I'm talking about. I'm thinking of the bigger offenses that require a complete change of your mindset. They're annoying to everyone else and they're actually damaging your career.

Here are eight work habits you need to break now.