Good Work Ethics Should Lead to Career Success
Cape Fear Community College and employers recognize the
importance of good work ethics. The standards that govern the conduct of
persons in the workplace are known as work ethics. More specifically, a
person's conduct, such as punctuality, honesty, motivation, reliability,
cooperation, thoroughness, and creativity, pertains to the values, abilities,
and behaviors that he or she brings to the job. Studies show that employees'
lack of ability to do a job accounts for only 15 percent of firings and
dismissals. Of the other 85 percent, employers often give the following
reasons for "letting employees go":
__ I understand the importance of quality--the importance of doing a school/job assignment right the first time.
__ I am motivated, and I accept responsibility without close supervision.
__ I am receptive to new ideas, methods, and processes; and I pursue emerging technologies.
__ I speak and write effectively in a clear, concise, and professional manner.
__ I function in a "team" environment that requires working for the "good of the whole."
__ I am dependable and reliable at school/work, reporting to my classes/job on time and completing assignments within the required time.
__ I am honest in my dealings with instructors, supervisors, students, and coworkers; and I display a cooperative and supportive attitude.
__ I dress appropriately for school and the workplace and maintain a neat, clean appearance.
__ I manage my time effectively and look for ways to be more efficient at school and on the job.
__ I maintain a clean, orderly school/work space and leave
it ready for use by others.