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The right attitude to work makes you a good and valuable worker. Every employer knows what they are searching for in an employee. There are good qualities that make one an ideal employee. But what are the qualities of an ideal employee? What are those top characteristics that show a positive mental attitude at work? Your productivity and the success of your team depend on your individual qualities. It is important that the employees of a company have the competencies needed by the company to make it successful. This would mean that the goals and missions of the company will be achieved. Hence, we need to look at the qualities that make up a positive attitude to work.


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Diligence: Diligence affects the quality of an employee’s duties. Employees should be gifted with the ability to see the organization’s goals, respects their positions, and strive to achieve high results. Their professional activities in the workplace should be regarded as an essential part of life and an avenue for them to express themselves.

Professionalism: This refers to the ability to carry out your work well. It also involves respecting your work and other people’s. An employee with this primary positive mental attribute is a big asset to the company he/she works for.

Responsibility: Employees are ordinary people who do ordinary things too. Most employees are often scared to take responsibility for their decisions. Instead, they tend to pass it on to a colleague or manager. Employees could do better by offering solutions to their company’s problems which could come in the form of support. When employees avoid responsibility, it tells more of their characters and their attitude to work.


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Ability to work in a team: If you have not sensed it, then you should know that a company’s work processes are closely interrelated. There are qualities that every good employee should possess. They include self-awareness, goodwill and respect towards colleagues, selflessness, and rendering assistance to those who need it. Employees should act as links to their teams and work actively to reach their goals.

Loyalty: The management board of every company always appreciates those who are committed to the success of the company. Having the ability to follow the principles and rules of the company, share in its vision, and uphold its values is what every employer wants.

Goal-orientated: Employees should show ambitions to become the best in everything they do. This will help them greatly in their careers.

Separation of private life from work: Employees need to learn how to distinguish work from family. It is true that work is a way to get money for bills, but your family matters. Learn to balance both of them.


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Punctuality: Show me an employer who condones late coming. As a person, arriving late to events shows you have a flawed character. Likewise as an employee. You need to come to work in time. Punctuality shows that you have got the devotion to the work you do. Also, it is inspiring for your colleagues at work.

Leadership abilities: An employee who can command attention and lead team members in their responsibilities is a good asset to the company.

Creativity: As an employee, you should be able to generate good ideas and seek ways to implement them. Be vocal in your presentations and make positive efforts towards achieving the ideas you have generated. You should be able to defend them in front of your managers and other co-workers.

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This article was first published on 21st June 2022

ernest-chigaemezu

Ohia, Ernest Chigaemezu is a writer, editor, and grade teacher based in Jos, Nigeria.


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