Avoid Five Common Work-Related Pitfalls

If you're struggling with succeeding at work, use these strategies to avoid any business and social work pitfalls you may encounter.

Productivity pitfall: Perfectionism

You've been assigned a team project at work. After attempting to take on a majority of the tasks, you reluctantly let a coworker take responsibility for an important aspect of the project. As a result, you're nervous the project won't be completed on time or well, despite the coworker's professional reputation.

You may feel that perfectionism makes you a better employee, but perfectionism at work can be counterproductive. After all, you can't do everything. And remember, employers value employees who can work well in a team atmosphere.

Signs you might be prone to perfectionism:

To avoid perfectionism at work: