Team meeting deciding on work ethics


We hear the word ETHICS a lot, and we ask ourselves what the big deal is. Most of us go to work, play around, spend time doing unnecessary things, while we should be working on what we were paid to do. In this article, we will be talking about 7 principles for an excellent work ethic.

So many employees resume work on Monday, and they are already thinking about Friday. And by Friday, they just sit around waiting for the close of work to leave the office. If this is you, then your work ethics is nothing to write home about and you really need to sit up

Here Are 7 Principles for an Excellent Work Ethics

Always Put the Company First

The moment you signed that job contract, you’re essentially accepting to represent the company for which you work, so it’s in your best interest to consider yourself as an ambassador of your employer in every situation.

Even if you dislike your boss, you probably shouldn’t go around announcing it to everybody, it really doesn’t tell well of you. Do your best to follow the company’s guide at all times.


Work Ethics Starts from the Top Down

Being in a managerial position doesn’t mean you should come late to work and behave anyhow you like at work. You have people looking up to you, you shouldn’t go about dressing badly or having secret affairs with your subordinate.

To effectively lead, you have to walk the line you want your employee to follow. Leading by example instills respect and lets your employees see that you truly believe in them and trust them to work.


Don’t Waste Company Time

You’re being paid to do a job, so do it. Time is money, stop wasting time chatting, watching videos, taking long breaks while you’re supposed to be working. It cost the company money and it also cost you productivity.

The only way you can get enough time to do the things that can really make a difference in your work is by conserving time that you would normally spend doing something else. And also mapping out what you want to do at the beginning of each day according to importance.

“Do the hard job first, the easy jobs will take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie


Be an Independent Thinker

Show initiatives. Most bosses already have children at home and they don’t expect to come to the office and spoon feed you. If you have a great idea that will save the company money, share it, an idea that will increase turnover and customer base, say it. Do what you know can improve things in the workplace without being told. Initiative is about being resourceful and being able to work without being told what to do or how to do it.

“A lot of people never use their initiatives because no one told them to” – Banksy


Integrity and Honesty Go Hand-In-Hand

Integrity simply means being dependable and following through on the commitment. If you say you’re going to do something, then do it. It’s best to be open and honest in all your communication and also to be accountable in areas you know you’re lacking. If you have integrity, it means that you live your life in a moral and ethical way. Honesty covers lying, but integrity seemingly covers everything else in life.

Be Accountable For Your Work

Learn to avoid blame games. If you do something wrong at your workplace, learn to take responsibility for your actions. Stop pinning the blame on others.

According to author Shane Parrish “amateurs blame others, professionals accept responsibilities.”


Don’t Procrastinate

Steve King said, “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” Procrastination has so many negative effects. It wastes your time, you miss out on opportunities, and you make hasty decisions. The time you’d use to hang out with friends, you spend it doing outstanding work.


Finally, you should know that living with too much work ethics can be a bad thing. Learn to take care of yourself both mentally and physically and don’t let work take over your whole life.


We hope you enjoyed reading this article.

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