Elements Of Desireable Habits And Work Ethics




                                                                        ELEMENTS OF DESIREABLE HABITS AND WORK ETHICS

Individual responsibility

  • Be prepared to work without supervision.
  • Know what you have to do and do it without having to be reminded.



  • Be enthusiastic about your work.
  • Be keen to accept responsibilities and face new challenges.


Meeting deadlines:

  • Make careful notes of all deadlines for work.
  • Develop a detailed plan of what needs to be done by a specified time so that the deadlines can be met comfortably.
  • Use reminder systems.
  • Ensure that dates and times are correct and agreed upon.
  • Ensure that assignments are allotted reasonable time for completion 


Team spirit:

  • Be willing to work together with others to achieve common goals.
  • Accept responsibility as a group member for the outcomes of the group’s activities.
  • Come up with ideas, even if they are not eventually accepted by the group.
  • Do your fair share of the group’s activities.



  • Be willing to listen and accept other people’s ideas.
  • Modify your own ideas to fit with emerging plans and decisions.
  • Work together with others to achieve common goals and share in decision making.


Recognition of diversity:

  • Recognise that each individual has different strengths, weaknesses, talents and skills.
  • Do not expect that others will think and act exactly the way you would.
  • Show equal respect and courtesy to persons of all ethic groups.
  • Avoid prejudice of all kinds.





  • It is said that courtesy is the oil that reduces the friction caused when we interact with others. It is important for us to be courteous at all times.
  • Be polite in your dealings with all people.
  • Make it your habit to greet people upon entering a room.
  • Learn how to introduce yourself to strangers that you meet in the course of your work.
  • When answering the telephone state the name of the organization and then state your name.
  • Use expressions such as please, thank you, I am sorry, how may I help?, you welcome.


Punctuality and regularity:

Being punctual and regular contributes to efficiency and helps you to become reliable.

  • Always arrive in good time. Make allowances for unexpected delays such as traffic congestion or vehicles breakdowns.
  • Be on time for all appointments.
  • Avoid being absent, especially for trivial reasons.


Good grooming

Good grooming improves self-confidence and will eventually be a good sales pitch for you and your future employer.

  • Ensure that your appearance is neat and consistent with the requirement s of your workplace.
  • If a uniform is used, conform to all the requirements.
  • Long hair should be tied back so that it does not fall into your face or cover your eyes.
  • Fingernails should be kept short enough to allow efficient use of the keyboard.
  • Do not wear dangling earrings or long necklaces.


Personal integrity:

  • Be trustworthy in all matters.
  • Be honest.


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