By Damilola Faustino
It is one thing to say that you have strong work ethics to your employer, but it is another totally different thing to convince them that you really do. In fact, managers do not take such claims at face value, instead, they want you to show them with actions and not just words. So what are the things that you can do in order to convince your employer that you have strong work ethics as you claim? Read on!
Put the company first
Trying to demonstrate a good work ethic if you don’t actually care about the company will be acting, and no matter how good of an actor you are, it won’t be long before you are discovered. You need to actually have the good work ethic before you try to show it to everyone. And this starts with putting the company first in your thoughts and actions. Once this is done, half the battle is won.
Manage your time wisely
Time management is not limited to being on time for work and meeting deadlines. It actually involves more than that. You must be punctual, maintain a good attendance record and observe deadlines.
There is no doubt that honesty is the best policy. There is no way that a person can hide his dishonesty forever. Sooner or later, it will manifest itself, and that will not do your work ethic any favours. The biggest problem that a dishonest employee will encounter is the lack or absence of trust from other people. Therefore, if you want to go far in your career, or go up the hierarchy in the organization, then you should make it a point, to be honest in your dealings.
Follow the rules
If you can’t follow even one simple rule, such as keeping your work area neat and orderly, or properly clocking in when you get to work, your manager is likely to take that as a sign that you’d find it even more difficult to keep the rules that do matter.
Maintain a balanced and consistent performance
An employee with a strong work ethic is a productive employee. This productivity is seen in the pace of work and your persistence in maintaining that pace. If you can work at a fast pace, that means you’ll be able to accomplish more within the limited time that you are given. You are not the type to give up just because you are exhausted or you suddenly feel lazy. You do not quit until you have completed what you have started.
Always show respect
Respect remains one of the traits that employees are looking for to indicate whether an employee has a strong work ethic or not. To show respect, you must stay calm, listen to other people’s opinion, be diplomatic and avoid gossiping.
No matter how much you think you are better at working alone, or that you can provide more and better results if you work by yourself, the very nature of being an employee of a company means that you are merely one person. Therefore, you have to work with the other employees to achieve the organisation’s mission and vision.
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