I found this article when I googled ‘professional work ethics’. Recently I’ve noticed a few complaints of how unprofessional people can be. Though I haven’t exactly entered the career world (only my current internship) my goal is to develop excellent work ethics..it definitely is important in campus, especially if you have a job in a committee/organization. Despite it’s practically volunteering (no salary is involved) good work ethics still should be applied.
I find this A-Z simple and right on. Happy reading, understanding, and implementing! :’)
A-Z OF PROFESSIONAL WORK ETHICS
Acknowledges mail, e-mail, and calls promptly.
Admits when he/she is wrong.
Carries business cards.
Displays integrity and a high ethical standard.
Doesn’t gossip or talk badly about others behind their backs.
Doesn’t hold grudges.
Doesn’t let things slip through the cracks.
Doesn’t make excuses.
Delivers over and beyond what people expect.
Excels in their line of work.
Gets along with people.
Gets the job done.
Gives credit where credit is due (including copyright material).
Good at working in a team.
Good interpersonal skills.
Has a personal mission statement.
Has an elevator speech (if needed).
Hears all sides.
Helps others with their problems.
Helps others to succeed.
Interested in others.
Is a person of their word.
Knows that family is important.
Knows that health is important.
Knows that time to relax is important.
Knows that time to think is important.
Learns from mistakes.
Looks at obstacles as challenges to overcome.
Maintains gains while being proactive.
Makes the best of situations.
Not afraid to fail.
Not satisfied with mediocrity. Has a commitment to excellence.
Open to new ideas and learning new ways of doing things.
Relates well to others.
Shows appreciation and expresses thanks.
Stays abreast of new developments.
Time management skills.
Tries to do more with less.
Vision that expands.
Willing to change.
Willing to take necessary risks.
Willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.