Having a good work ethic can take you a long way in your
Iíve seen numerous references to the historical
meaning of phrases like ďgood work ethicĒ and rather than
getting bogged down in various interpretations of what it means,
the reality is that employers tend to look favorably on staff
who are considered to have a strong work ethic.
often refer to someone as having a good work ethic when they
work hard however I think there is a lot more to having a good
work ethic than just this.
Iíve found that showing your
colleagues and superiors that you care and have a good attitude
with regards to your work can help you build a good reputation
that carries you far.
To me, having a good attitude goes
hand in hand with having a good work ethic.
that it can be easy to exceed the expectations of others simply
by being someone who is reliable, diligent and professional.
Conversely, having the opposite of these traits can be your
quickest way to being seen as a lazy employee who is not held in
high regard by others.
These days, companies often get by
with fewer staff doing more work so being seen as someone with a
good work ethic can really help to distinguish you from others
especially during periods of downsizing or conversely when it
comes time to promote someone.
To me, having a good work
ethic in a modern sense refers to being professional, diligent
and caring about your work and the people you work with.
Completing your work on time, not wasting the time of your
colleagues, sending professional emails without typos, offering
your help to others when they require it. I think these are all
hallmarks of people with a strong work ethic.
attitude goes a long way, too.
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