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!
11 Great Employee Qualities:
Do You Have Them?
Original article by Yun Siang Long
Are great employee qualities
disappearing in the workforce?
Don’t wait to start improving how
you work! Some great employee
qualities bosses appreciate
1. Managing Yourself
Know what makes you a
competitive advantage to your
How do you improve
yourself? Do you know your
key strengths you can play
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.
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.
4. Managing Your Time
Know when to do what. Do not procrastinate on
work, especially when they involve cross
5. Work to Get Results
Work with objectives in mind. What is the
overall objective of the project?
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
Be the best you can be.
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.
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.
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
10. Contribute Positively
Take initiatives, give suggestions, or even be
the silent hero who solves challenges quietly.
That’s how a great employee works.
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.
Do you have these qualities?
If you don’t, start to see
which of these qualities you
can adopt and start on first.