S54 workplace professionalism


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S54 workplace professionalism

  1. 1. Professionalism in the Workplace PresentersShelvy L. Campbell, MS, EdS, ABD Dedriell D. Taylor, MS, EdS
  2. 2. Professionals:TrustworthyCompetentRespectfulAct with IntegrityConsiderateEmpathetic
  3. 3. Professionals:CourteousDependableCooperativeCommitted
  4. 4. Quality and characteristics of a professional
  5. 5. PerspectivesApproachableTrustworthySupportiveRespectfulAccountable
  6. 6. DialogueWhat do you think?
  7. 7. What is Professionalism?A specific style of behavior in the workplaceValues and professional rolesExhibited in our behavior
  8. 8. Professionalism?Respect for self and for othersKnow- howMature responsibilityProblem solving perseverance
  9. 9. ProfessionalismHow is professionalism judged?
  10. 10. Unwritten RulesAttitudesConflictApproachesValuesCommunication Styles
  11. 11. How is professionalism judged?Against expectations or standardsOne’s personal values and anunderstanding of what “professionalism”meansSituational in natureStrongly influenced by culture
  12. 12. How is professionalism judged?Your CommunicationYour ImageYour CompetenceYour DemeanorProfessionalism is in the eye of the beholder
  13. 13. Unprofessionalism According to the Free Dictionary by Farlex:unprofessionalism is defined as “not conforming to thestandards of a profession or unprofessional behavior “
  14. 14. What is expected from a Professional? Where do I start? DISCUSSION
  15. 15. Where Do I Start?Self RespectAccept Personal ResponsibilityRespect for othersRespect the experience
  16. 16. Individual ResponsibilityRespect for others and their rightsKnow your boundaries/limitsStay out of others affairsNO GOSSIP
  17. 17. Individual ResponsibilityDo not handle personal interest at “work”Keep inappropriate language out ofworkplaceRegulate personal cell phone usage
  18. 18. CrossingProfessionalBoundaries
  19. 19. Professional BoundariesRelationshipsCommunicationsSelf disclosureExploitationBreaches of Confidentiality
  20. 20. Why are boundaries important?Communicate clearlyAll personnel information should be keptstrictly confidentialDo not discuss co-workers with othersespecially about health or health care.Do not feed into the office gossip
  21. 21. Workplace BaggageHow do you take the personal out of theworkplace?How do you leave emotional baggage at thedoor?Why is it important?
  22. 22. Getting Emotional Baggage out of the workplaceRequires work-life balanceRequires discrimination and distinctionRequires examination of personal values
  23. 23. Work-Home BalanceManage your timeTrack how you use your timePlan your daysEmbrace small necessary interruptions
  24. 24. Work-Home BalancePamper yourselfSet aside a whole day or evening for funScheduling your daily activitiesTake a break when you become frustrated
  25. 25. ConclusionStart with selfLeave personal unexpressed feelings at thedoor prior to entering the workplaceDetermine your valuesPay attention to how you communicate
  26. 26. ReferencesProfessionalism Matters. Retrieved from http://www.professionalismmatters.com/services/workplace _professionalism.htm.Thornsby, Denise. Professionalism in the Workplace. Retrieved from www.esrdnetworks.org/networks/net5/Education/Staff/scm _pres/professionalism.pdf.Victoria, J. Workplace Professionalism: How To Leave Emotional Baggage Behind . Retrieved from http://www.sideroad.com/Human_Resources/professionalis m.html Joanne Victoria.