Work Ethics Dr. Farhana-Shaheen


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Work Ethics Dr. Farhana-Shaheen

  1. 1. Dr. Farhana Shaheen
  2. 2.  A healthy office environment is essential for the productivity of employees. If the workers are not content with their working conditions, it clearly reflects on their performance.  A lot of factors affect the workplace environment, most important being the lack of workplace ethics.
  3. 3.  Workplace ethics are a set of unspoken rules which everyone should adhere to for maintaining a productive environment at work.  When people start ignoring these basic principles, not only do they create disturbances for their coworkers but also have a degenerative affect on their overall capabilities.  An employee who cannot even follow the basic workplace ethics is unpopular with his/her colleagues and the superiors.
  4. 4. The Definition: a standard of conduct and values for job performance.
  5. 5. The Learning Goals: The importance of developing a strong work ethic and how the work ethic you develop will impact your future as an employee. Work Ethics
  6. 6. Top 10 Work Ethics  Attendance  Character  Team Work  Appearance  Attitude  Productivity  Organizational Skills  Communication  Cooperation  Respect
  7. 7. What are the traits of a winning employee: What does an employer want?
  8. 8.  Limit Absences Be at work every day possible Plan your absences Don’t abuse leave time Traits of a Winning Employee  Come to work on time Be punctual every day
  9. 9. BeOnTIME…Don’t BeABSENT!!
  10. 10. Honest …Dependable…Loyal
  11. 11.  Be honest “Honesty is the single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.” Ed McMahon Traits of a Winning Employee  Be dependable Complete assigned tasks correctly and promptly
  12. 12.  Be willing to learn Look to improve your skills  Be loyal Speak positively about the company Traits of a Winning Employee
  13. 13. Workingtowardagoal requires cooperationandrespect
  14. 14. • A widely understood and interesting concept in the management jargon, extended form of the word TEAM, is: • T – Together E – Everyone A – Achieves M – More
  15. 15. TEAM WORK
  16. 16. Team work • Can you imagine yourself working on a project all alone in the office and no one to support and assist you? The first reaction would always be, definitely not! • This is because we are all bound to be a part of a cooperative group to accomplish our daily tasks at the workplace, and this is what we call 'teamwork'.
  17. 17. Team work
  18. 18. Remember… • Planning is really Important in Team Work.
  19. 19. Traits of a Winning Employee  Leadership abilities The ability to be led and/or to become the leader  Be a team player The ability to get along with others – including those you don’t necessarily like
  20. 20.  Be a contributing member The ability to carry your own weight and help others who are struggling  Accept compromise Recognize when to speak up with an idea and when to compromise by blend ideas together
  21. 21. Clothing…Hygiene…Manners
  22. 22. Appearance  Dress Code This can be a safety issue as well as a disregard for rules Remember that you are a representative of your company; how you dress and act can reflect on the company.
  23. 23. Implementation of dress code for faculty Please keep in mind that your professional appearance is a key factor in promoting a good image of YUC to our students and visitors. As such, the dress code must be adhered to at all times and will be implemented by your HOD. Absolutely no tight-fitting trousers, leggings, skinny jeans, jeans of any color, sleeveless blouses, or bare shoulders are allowed. Faculty is expected to wear long skirts, long dresses, or loose-fitting trousers which project a professional image. Note: Traditional wear is allowed as long as it is loose-fitting and appropriate. In addition, attention to personal hygiene is appreciated.
  24. 24. Traits of a Winning Employee  Dress Appropriately Dress for Success! Set your best foot forward  Personal hygiene is important too.
  25. 25.  Good manners • Hand shake • Demeanor • Eye contact Traits of a Winning Employee Remember that the first impression of who you are can last a lifetime
  26. 26. BePositive! …YouCanDoIt!!
  27. 27.  Have a good attitude Listen to suggestions Be positive Traits of a Winning Employee  Accept responsibility for ones work If you make a mistake, admit it
  28. 28. Be optimistic… because…
  29. 29. MakeGoodUseof Your Time
  30. 30.  Do the work correctly Quality and timelines are prized Traits of a Winning Employee  Get along with co-workers Cooperation is the key to productivity
  31. 31.  Take pride in your work Do things the best you know how Traits of a Winning Employee  Help out whenever asked Do “extras” without being asked
  32. 32. The togettingyour taskdoneontimeKEY
  33. 33.  Make an effort to improve Learn ways to better yourself Traits of a Winning Employee  Time Management Utilize time and resources to get the most out of both
  34. 34. Written…Verbal …Visual
  35. 35.  Written Communications Being able to correctly write reports and memos Traits of a Winning Employee  Verbal Communications Being able to communicate one on one or to a group
  36. 36. Avoid Gossiping as it * Causes poor work environment (morale) * Lowers Productivity
  37. 37. WorkingTogether toAchieveMore
  38. 38.  Follow company rules and policies Learn and follow expectations Traits of a Winning Employee  Get along with co-workers Cooperation is the key to productivity  Appreciate privileges and don’t abuse them Privileges are favors and benefits
  39. 39. BesensitivetoRacial and Cultural Difference
  40. 40.  Work hard Work to the best of your ability Traits of a Winning Employee  Carry out orders Do what’s asked the first time  Show respect Accept and acknowledge an individual’s talents and knowledge
  41. 41. Why People Lose Their Jobs:  They get laid off Job loss not their fault They get fired Job lost because of their actions
  42. 42. Common Reasons Why Employees are Fired Reasons the Law upholds as “just cause” for firing
  43. 43. Reasons Employees are Fired Attendance  Being late or absent from work Shows lack of responsibility Can hinder productivity
  44. 44. Reasons Employees are Fired Character  Being dishonest Trust, once lost, is hard to regain  Being unreliable Dependability is an employee asset
  45. 45. Reasons Employees are Fired Team Work  Bossing others around Giving orders is the boss’s job  Not carrying your weight Not doing your part – relying on others to do your job for you
  46. 46. Reasons Employees are Fired Attitude  Being troublemakers Stirring up dissent among others Causing arguments and problems Being rude and using abusive language Inappropriate behavior is inexcusable
  47. 47. Reasons Employees are Fired Productivity Failing to do the task properly Costly errors hurt business  Being careless Can lead to accidents/profit loss Being lazy It’s a form of theft
  48. 48. Reasons Employees are Fired Organizational Skills  Loosing Tools & Materials Unable to locate things  Lack of Time Management Not meeting deadlines  Unprepared Not ready for meetings or presentations
  49. 49. Reasons Employees are Fired Communication  Failure to communicate (written and/or verbal) • Unable to properly express ones thoughts and ideas • Unable to interpret instructions and directions
  50. 50. Reasons Employees are Fired Cooperation  Not getting along with others Co-workers, boss, and/or customers  Failing to follow rules and policies Not following instructions “Doing your own thing”
  51. 51. Reasons Employees are Fired Respect  Being disrespectful Argumentative and confrontational  Making fun of, harassing, or discriminating against others
  52. 52.  Being dissatisfied all the time You agreed to the work/pay/hours Other Reasons Employees are Fired  Not meeting the goals  Incompetence Lack of ability to perform assigned tasks
  53. 53.  Correct your faults, move forward  Don’t repeat your mistakes, learn from them  Think positively about your next job Positive Actions to Take if You’re Fired