THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD EMPLOYEE

“Excellence is doing ordinary things, extraordinarily well”

-John W. Gardener

The corporate world today is characterized by cutthroat competition and high levels of professional jealousy. In such an environment, what matters are your interpersonal skills and your work ethic.

If you want to grow in the professional world, it takes a large amount of self-initiative, motivation and the will to work, without complaints.  

Let’s have a look at what makes up the characteristics of a great employee:

  1. A STRONG WHY:

Every employee has a certain reason as to why they join an organisation and the position offered. This dictates their future course of action, demeanour and performance. So, if you’re applying for a job, think exactly why you want it! The best reason to go by is passion! If you love what you do, then life’s a cakewalk. A great employee always works passionately, loving what they do! 

  1. INTEGRITY AND DEPENDABILITY:

 Confidentiality of work-related documents and activities should be respected. An employee who keeps his word, takes initiative and leads the way for others is highly sought after by all.

  1. ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS AND A FLEXIBLE ATTITUDE:

Employees who are organised with their work files and willing to work as per the demands of the company will be appreciated and recognised in no time. 

  1. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

The ability to get along with others, communicate to get work done and lead when required also counts as a major trait of an excellent employee.

  1. TECH-SAVVY

The skill to handle all kinds of relevant software and solve tech-related problems at the right time is a highly valued and a priceless one and goes a long way in the employee’s career.

  1. SMART WORK:

It is not new, that smart work produces the best results. However, employees often overlook this and expect things to happen without planning them tactfully. One of the greatest talents of a top-class employee is to prioritise, delegate duties and see to it that quality work gets delivered on time.

  1. INNOVATION:

Trying to do something new, to come up with great ideas and the ability to implement them, catches the attention of employers very quickly. Taking responsibility for your endeavours and seeing them through to completion is a unique gift, which not every employee has, but is priceless in terms of its value to the organisation.

On a concluding note, good employees are remembered by all for their leadership skills and overall excellence in every area of work. It takes time, practice and patience to develop into a fine employee, but the results are worth it. The true worth of an employee is measured and understood, when they can work with an eye for detail and deliver every task with the precision needed. Having said that, make sure to be kind to yourself in the process and enjoy the journey of learning in your professional growth. When you work with a sense of joy, your efforts will be rewarded, sooner or later.

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