What exactly does work ethic mean? From the dictionary it is defined as a belief in the moral benefit and importance of work and its inherent ability to strengthen character. On this episode Anaya and Debbie talk about how to have a strong work ethic. Some of the characteristics you should have are integrity, a sense of responsibility, discipline, teamwork and and emphasis on quality.
What characteristics define your work ethic? What do you observe in how others work around you? Has there been a change in work ethic over the years?
Both of us grew up with parents that instilled in us an ethic that others today may not have. Do not expect others to be just like you. We are all unique in our own way. We were taught to take pride in what we do whether it be for an actual paycheck or just volunteering.
Whether you work outside your home or are a stay at home parent you can lead by example. Show your children how to work hard and prepare them to enter the world with a good work ethic and a sense of purpose. Teach them to be polite and courteous and to respect those they work with. These traits will carry you a long way whether on the job or everyday life.
Jump at the chance to take on a challenge and do the best job possible. Sometimes others may not even notice but rest assured someone is paying attention to you and is watching how you handle things that come your way. Expect the unexpected and adapt to your surroundings.
Constantly show others that you are willing to learn new things instead of falling back on the ‘I don’t know how to do that’ or ‘that isn’t my job.’
Share with others what your work ethic is and please tell the Busy Ladies some of your traits and/or secrets. Let us know if you have any favorite websites, books or articles that have assisted you in obtaining your excellent work ethic.