Professionalism in the Workplace

I’ve been working since 2011 and I’ve met different people from different industries. Professionalism not only inside the workplace, but also outside the physical office, is one of the most important traits and also one of the most difficult to master.

What I will write in this article is my personal experience. Please feel free to comment what you think, professionally. 🙂

First, I would like to say that I am not a role model. I am also in the process of practicing professionalism. It’s a broad term, but you can think of it as being polite as much as possible, and not letting your emotions control you especially in difficult situations. I know I still fail in that, so like I’ve said, I am still practicing.

I would like to start by criticizing myself. Here are my weaknesses, and I know some of you might relate.

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Stay Cool: How to Take Design Feedback Strategically

Design is part art and part science. You’re applying your skills and knowledge to solve specific problems and, very often, to support the goals of your clients as well as your end users. At each stage of a project, designers should receive—and should welcome—thoughtful feedback that will help them arrive at an optimal design solution.

Being receptive to feedback, however, is its own challenge. You’re putting your own thought process and creativity up for critique, often by a mixture of fellow designers and laymen alike—yikes. To stay cool, you must learn to not take any reasonable critiques personally. To make it useful, you must be able to interpret and assess feedback and apply it strategically to your process.

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