11 Great Employee Qualities: Do You Have Them?

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Are great employee qualities disappearing in the workforce? If so, then you should quickly see if you can adopt some of these traits and make yourself competitive. Don’t wait to start improving how …

Are great employee qualities disappearing in the workforce? If so, then you should quickly see if you can adopt some of these traits and make yourself competitive. Don’t wait to start improving how you work!

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  • 1. 11 Great Employee Qualities: Do You Have Them? Original article by Yun Siang Long
  • 2. Introduction Are great employee qualities disappearing in the workforce? Don’t wait to start improving how you work! Some great employee qualities bosses appreciate include...
  • 3. 1. Managing Yourself Know what makes you a competitive advantage to your boss. How do you improve yourself? Do you know your key strengths you can play up?
  • 4. 2. Managing Your Boss Being able to manage your boss is very important. That doesn’t mean sucking up. It means knowing his/her likes and dislikes, and how he/she works. Learn how to break bad news to him, prepare him for meetings, and the unexpected.
  • 5. 3. Managerial Attitude Stick to timelines, follow up with next steps after every meeting, have progress reports ready even if they are informal ones like an email.
  • 6. 4. Managing Your Time Know when to do what. Do not procrastinate on work, especially when they involve cross department participation.
  • 7. 5. Work to Get Results Work with objectives in mind. What is the overall objective of the project?
  • 8. 6. Out-Do Yourself If you want to be great at what you do and be appreciated by the boss, look for ways to outdo yourself. Be the best you can be.
  • 9. 7. Can Do Have a “can do” attitude. Have the courage and patience to work things out and figure things out, even if it sounds very challenging.
  • 10. 8. Strive For Excellence Take the initiative to ensure things are going right and make sure the details are tied down. Spend time doing what everyone else takes for granted.
  • 11. 9. Enjoy Work Peter Drucker, the management guru said, “Those who perform, love what they are doing.” They know each step, and that each detail builds on another and helps achieve the company objective, even if it means routine work.
  • 12. 10. Contribute Positively Take initiatives, give suggestions, or even be the silent hero who solves challenges quietly. That’s how a great employee works.
  • 13. 11. Work Relationships Having great working relationships across departments and ranks is one of the important great employee qualities. It means you can get a lot more cooperation to help you get your work done.
  • 14. Do you have these qualities? If you don’t, start to see which of these qualities you can adopt and start on first.