June 30, 2017

6 Secrets to Becoming a Great Employee

by TrueNorth Desks

Summer is a great time of year to take inventory of your days and create new habits where old ones are growing stale. Finding ways to enjoy the work week, stay healthy, and maintain productivity can all contribute to overall higher job satisfaction. When it comes to shifting habits, it’s important to not make too many changes at once. Choose a few smaller areas of your work life that you want to shift, and plan out practical ways of making some changes. At TrueNorth, we have created a line of ergonomic office furniture that promotes health and productivity for conscious-minded office workers. Here are 6 secrets to becoming a great employee:


Trustworthy, dependable, and successful office workers show up on time. Whether it is for the day or for a meeting, get rid of being late. Maintaining a reputation for punctuality helps solidify your status as a reliable office employee. At TrueNorth, our office workers use motorized standing desks to ensure that they are quickly moving through positions and maintaining optimal health and productivity.

Good Attitude

Good employees come to work with good attitudes. It’s not that you have to be fake or overly positive, but there is a level of leaving frustrations and stress at the door. Come to work ready to operate kindly and professionally with coworkers. Set up the space around your standing desk to provide you with inspiration and tranquility throughout the day. Hang up prints and invest in potted plants.

Think Positive

Look for solutions, not for problems. Well-respected office workers are able to shift the tone in a room. They don’t allow negativity to fester, but look for ways to promote collaboration and support. TrueNorth standing desks are designed to fit together to form pod-like sections. Users can push desks together to form collaborative spaces that allow for individualized height placement.

Minimize Gossip

Nobody likes a gossip, and this is especially true in work environments. Good employees engage in constructive conversation and avoid mindless chatter about office politics and frustrations. Make sure that your space in the office, your sit to stand desk, is a gossip-free zone. Management will notice, you’ll gain the respect and trust of your peers, and ultimately influence the overall tone of the office.

Set Goals

Great employees set regular goals for themselves. These goals affect both their personal and professional life, and are reflected on regularly to mark progression. If you are looking to make certain savings marks or establish a particular professional network, prioritize tasks and set realistic goals. At TrueNorth, our adjustable height desks are designed to work with the mobile, goal-setting employee. Our innovative design was cultivated from a series of met goals, and we want to help others do the same.

Find a Mentor

One of the best ways to become a great employee is to find someone in your field who you respect, and look to them as a mentor. Employees who ask for guidance from mentors receive valuable criticism and ongoing support. You don’t have to become co-dependent or needy to access a mentor, but simply have someone to bounce ideas off of and help advise you in career decisions. The solitary work that you perform at your standing workstation should be checked and affirmed by those who you admire, even from afar.

Contact Us

At TrueNorth, we have created a line of adjustable height desks  that offers ergonomic support to the typical American office worker. For managers looking to improve their staff health, happiness, and productivity, consider the benefits of TrueNorth’s line of standing desks. We offer a wide range of standing desk designs so you can choose the right desk for your workspace. Contact us today to learn more about our ergonomic office furniture and to get started on your order.

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