I work in a big software company as entry level employee. In my team, there are two seniors. As of now, work is not very interesting (mainly documentation). As usual, my team does not like documentation. While I do not like it a lot, I don't hate it either. But I am a perfectionist and like to do whatever is given to me. I pay a lot of attention to it and try to make it better. But my team usually wants to just complete the work regardless of the quality. They typically leave when their schedules shifts are over, while I tend to work extra hours.
If I am working extra hours, my manager could potentially ask my co-workers to do so as well. Because of this, they don't like the fact that I am putting in extra hours. As I am just an entry level, I think if I work good, I could get better work to do.
Is it acceptable for me to try and motivate my co-workers to put in extra hour? If so, how would I go about doing that?
I am from India, if that helps.
As I mentioned, I am a perfectionist. If I am properly involved in any work, I try my best to complete it upto my standards, atleast. Else, I get uncomfortable. More interested and good I am, higher the standards. Computers and related stuff is kind of hobby.
As mentioned in few answers, I would not try to motivate my teammates to work overtime. But how can I continue doing it without annoying my teammates?
Do I lack team spirit for working overtime?
Please note that I am not doing it for overtime salary, I am doing it because I like it a little. Also, overtime is not calculated well in the company. Without a mail from superiors, it is hardly counted. 2-4 hours overtime is no big deal and not mentioned anywhere.
Is not getting involved in a work with teammates a good option? If I don't pay much attention to it, I wouldn't try to improve it.