W
ork Ethic
The Learning Goals:
The importance of developing a
strong work ethic and how the
work ethic you develop will
i...
W is W
hat
ork Ethic?
The Definition:
a standard of conduct and
values for job performance
Expectations for Employees
What does an
employer want?
What are the traits of a
winning employee:
Top 10 W
ork Ethics
 Attendance

 Productivity

 Character

 Organizational Skills

 Team Work

 Communication

 Ap...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Limit Absences
Be at work every day possible
Plan your absences
Don’t abuse leave time

 ...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Be honest
“Honesty is the single most important factor
having a direct bearing on the fina...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Be loyal
Speak positively about the
company

 Be willing to learn
Look to improve your sk...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Be a team player
The ability to get along with others
– including those you don’t
necessar...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Be a contributing member
The ability to carry your own weight and help
others who are stru...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Dress Appropriately
Dress for Success!
Set your best foot forward

 Personal hygiene
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Good manners
•
•

Hand shake
Eye contact

Remember that the first
impression of who you ar...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Have a good attitude
Listen to suggestions
Be positive

 Accept responsibility for
ones w...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Do the work correctly
Quality and timeliness are prized

 Get along with co-workers
Coope...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Help out whenever asked
Do “extras” without being asked

 Take pride in your work
Do thin...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Make an effort to improve
Learn ways to better yourself

 Time Management
Utilize time an...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Written Communications
Being able to correctly write
reports and memos

 Verbal Communica...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Follow company rules and
policies
Learn and follow expectations

 Get along with co-worke...
Traits of a W
inning Employee
 Work hard
Work to the best of your ability

 Carry out orders
Do what’s asked the first t...
W People Lose Their Jobs:
hy
 They get laid off
Job loss not their fault

They get fired
Job lost because of their actio...
Common Reasons W
hy
Employees are Fired

Reasons the Law upholds
as “just cause” for firing
Reasons Employees are Fired
Attendance
 Being late or absent from
work
Shows lack of responsibility
Can hinder productivi...
Reasons Employees are Fired
Character
 Being dishonest
Trust, once lost, is hard to regain

 Being unreliable
Dependabil...
Reasons Employees are Fired
Team W
ork
 Bossing others around
Giving orders is the boss’s job

 Not carrying your weight...
Reasons Employees are Fired
Appearance
 Dress Code
as

This can be a safety issue as well
a disregard for rules

Remember...
Reasons Employees are Fired
Attitude
 Being troublemakers
Stirring up dissent among others
Causing arguments and problems...
Reasons Employees are Fired
Productivity
Failing to do the task properly
Costly errors hurt business

Being lazy
It’s a ...
Reasons Employees are Fired
Organizational Skills
 Loosing Tools & Materials
Unable to locate things

 Lack of Time Mana...
Reasons Employees are Fired
Communication
 Failure to communicate
(written and/or verbal)
•
Unable to properly express
on...
Reasons Employees are Fired
Cooperation
 Not getting along with others
Co-workers, boss, and/or
customers

 Failing to f...
Reasons Employees are Fired
Respect
 Being disrespectful
Argumentative and confrontational

 Making fun of, harassing, o...
Reasons Employees are Fired
Other
 Being dissatisfied all the time
You agreed to the work/pay/hours

 Theft
 Incompeten...
Positive Actions to Take if
You’re Fired
 Correct your faults, move
forward
 Don’t repeat your mistakes,
learn from them...
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Work ethic

  1. 1. W ork Ethic 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.
  2. 2. W is W hat ork Ethic? The Definition: a standard of conduct and values for job performance
  3. 3. Expectations for Employees What does an employer want? What are the traits of a winning employee:
  4. 4. Top 10 W ork Ethics  Attendance  Productivity  Character  Organizational Skills  Team Work  Communication  Appearance  Cooperation  Attitude  Respect
  5. 5. Traits of a W inning Employee  Limit Absences Be at work every day possible Plan your absences Don’t abuse leave time  Come to work on time Be punctual every day
  6. 6. Traits of a W inning Employee  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  Be dependable Complete assigned tasks correctly and promptly
  7. 7. Traits of a W inning Employee  Be loyal Speak positively about the company  Be willing to learn Look to improve your skills
  8. 8. Traits of a W inning Employee  Be a team player The ability to get along with others – including those you don’t necessarily like  Leadership abilities The ability to be led and/or to become the leader
  9. 9. Traits of a W inning Employee  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
  10. 10. Traits of a W inning Employee  Dress Appropriately Dress for Success! Set your best foot forward  Personal hygiene
  11. 11. Traits of a W inning Employee  Good manners • • Hand shake Eye contact Remember that the first impression of who you are can last a lifetime
  12. 12. Traits of a W inning Employee  Have a good attitude Listen to suggestions Be positive  Accept responsibility for ones work If you make a mistake, admit it
  13. 13. Traits of a W inning Employee  Do the work correctly Quality and timeliness are prized  Get along with co-workers Cooperation is the key to productivity
  14. 14. Traits of a W inning Employee  Help out whenever asked Do “extras” without being asked  Take pride in your work Do things the best you know how
  15. 15. Traits of a W inning Employee  Make an effort to improve Learn ways to better yourself  Time Management Utilize time and resources to get the most out of both
  16. 16. Traits of a W inning Employee  Written Communications Being able to correctly write reports and memos  Verbal Communications Being able to communicate one on one or to a group
  17. 17. Traits of a W inning Employee  Follow company rules and policies Learn and follow expectations  Get along with co-workers Cooperation is the key to productivity  Appreciate privileges and don’t abuse them Privileges are favors and benefits
  18. 18. Traits of a W inning Employee  Work hard Work to the best of your ability  Carry out orders Do what’s asked the first time  Show respect Accept and acknowledge an individuals talents and knowledge
  19. 19. W People Lose Their Jobs: hy  They get laid off Job loss not their fault They get fired Job lost because of their actions
  20. 20. Common Reasons W hy Employees are Fired Reasons the Law upholds as “just cause” for firing
  21. 21. Reasons Employees are Fired Attendance  Being late or absent from work Shows lack of responsibility Can hinder productivity
  22. 22. Reasons Employees are Fired Character  Being dishonest Trust, once lost, is hard to regain  Being unreliable Dependability is an employee asset  Abusing drugs or alcohol Can create health/safety issues
  23. 23. Reasons Employees are Fired Team W ork  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
  24. 24. Reasons Employees are Fired Appearance  Dress Code as This can be a safety issue as well a disregard for rules Remember that you are a representative of your company how you dress and act can reflect on the company.
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. Reasons Employees are Fired Productivity Failing to do the task properly Costly errors hurt business Being lazy It’s a form of theft  Being careless Can lead to accidents/profit loss
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. 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”
  30. 30. Reasons Employees are Fired Respect  Being disrespectful Argumentative and confrontational  Making fun of, harassing, or discriminating against others This could also land in court!
  31. 31. Reasons Employees are Fired Other  Being dissatisfied all the time You agreed to the work/pay/hours  Theft  Incompetence Lack of ability to perform assigned tasks
  32. 32. Positive Actions to Take if You’re Fired  Correct your faults, move forward  Don’t repeat your mistakes, learn from them  Think positively about your next job
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