Faut-il se démarquer au travail ou se confondre avec les autres employés ?

Should you stand out at work or blend in with other employees?

Should you stand out at work or blend in with other employees?

In the professional world, standing out can be a good idea. However, the ways to stand out are varied and can be good or bad. 

It's relatively easy to stand out in a positive way within your business or society . To stand out in the best possible way, be yourself and fully embody your company's values. On the other hand, there are unfortunately lots of ways to make a bad impression. For some of them, it is no longer a question of standing out but of being (unfortunately) noticed.

If you look at the world around you, you will see that people who stand out in a negative way are legion and so are the reasons for a bad impression: strange hairstyles, unshaven or poorly trimmed beards, dresses that are too tight, too fancy nails, huge eyelashes, sultry perfume, plunging neckline, imposing jewelry...the list is long and seems to grow longer as time passes. 

Believe it or not, it's details like this that make people think things like, "Oh yeah, I remember her." Is that the woman who had a weird hairstyle with lots of gel in it? » It's a fact, if people remember your appearance more than you, then you did something wrong. 

Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.

Leaders, those who make a good impression, understand and accept the fact that everything, absolutely everything, lies in the details. These are the details that will make you stand out in a positive or negative way. Furthermore, these details will not have the same importance from one person to another, from one company to another. 

For example, if you work for an airline and spend most of your time behind the check-in counter, it may be important to have clean, shiny shoes. But you shouldn't neglect your makeup and hairstyle.

The people you come across during your workday will not spend their time trying to check over your counter whether the care of your shoes is impeccable. However, you can be sure that they will not fail to look at your face and judge your makeup, your smile, your hairstyle... And, as they have a sharp memory, they will not fail to remember all these little details when they will have to contact your airline again.

Whether you are an executive in a large pharmaceutical company, a flight attendant or in an events agency, or a waitress in a renowned establishment, you must be vigilant and pay attention to details. It doesn't take much for people to get the wrong impression. 

Think about it and don't forget: there are the details that matter and those that discredit you, give a bad image of yourself and your skills or even provide an unwelcome distraction from your outfit. Mr. Trump's overly long ties, mocked on the parody account @trumpsties, are a good example.

Ask yourself the right questions : 

Are you standing out in the best way? When your colleagues and/or superiors observe you, can they be distracted by an element of your outfit? Wouldn't it be time to change a little to offer  the best image of yourself? 

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