Having a good work ethic is something that’s lacking among many employees in today’s workplace and is a cause to worry for many employers. Many employers have put in place strict policies and measures to force their employees into having good work ethics. But like the old saying: you can force a camel to the river, but you can’t force it to drink.
What are some of those work ethics an employer demand from an employee?
1. COMMITMENT TO WORK
Every employee ought to be committed to his/her work; work commitment is an essential work ethic that every employer expects from an employee in the first place. When an employee is committed to work, it’s easier for the company’s goals and objectives to be achieved.
In today’s workplace, discipline is an almost forgone theory. It takes discipline to always be punctual, it takes discipline to focus on your work and it also takes discipline to avoid unnecessary chattering during work hours.
In every big organisation, different departments perform different functions, but they are all intertwined to achieving the overall goals of the organisation. Teamwork is necessary if this is to be achieved. Teamwork is necessary, that’s why many employers these days look for team players.
Integrity hovers around every part of an employee’s job and an employer wants total integrity from his employees. It takes integrity to abide by company’s rules and regulations, it takes integrity not to loot from the things put under your care and integrity is also needed to efficiently perform your task.
At the end of the day, a company’s success or failure lies in how productive or unproductive its employees are. Producing result is what matters most, and many employees are easily laid off because they aren’t productive enough.
What work ethic do you think you exhibit in your place of work? Having good work ethics matter.