Professionalism in the workplace

business-team.jpgI am sure you've heard people using the buzz word "professionalism in the workplace". We all know from experience how to get branded as "unprofessional." For example not finishing projects on time, being unprepared when attending meetings and even spending time gossiping at work.

If you want to get ahead, be taken seriously, and have your boss think of you as an asset to the team, doing things in a professional way is vital. These are just some factors on what being professionalism gets perceived as :

Skills
You're good at what you do ; and you have the skills and knowledge that enable you to do your job well.

Reliability
People can depend on you to show up on time, submit your work when it's supposed to be ready etc.

Honesty
You tell the truth and are direct about where things stand.

Integrity
You are known for your continuous principles.

Respect for others
Treating all people as if they mattered is part of your approach.

Self-improvement
Rather than letting your skills or knowledge become outdated, you seek out ways of staying up to date.

Being positive
No one likes a constant pessimist. Having an upbeat attitude and trying to be a problem-solver makes a big difference.

Supporting others
You share the limelight with colleagues, take time to show others how to do things properly, and lend a helping hand where needed.

Remain work-focused
Not letting your private life unnecessarily have an impact on your job and not spending time at work attending to personal matters.

Listening carefully
People want to be heard, so give them a chance to explain their ideas properly.

The more you put into practice the points listed above, the better your chances will be to create a positive reputation for yourself. This can eventually turn into promotions, chances to work on more assignments that you enjoy, less probability of being cut back when layoffs are being considered.

In the end you will also benefit from feeling a sense of worth and self-esteem, not forgetting that you keep yourself in the market for any future jobs. More than good reason to be as professional as possible!

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