Some strategies for good impact performance at work

Do you ever wonder why some people have a better work ethic than others?  A good work ethic means being responsible, dependable, accountable and taking initiative.  High-quality work ethics vibrate through the organization.  And we all notice when it’s missing from a environment! As a project manager, it is good to lead by example, have some strong ethic in place and pass on the same to your team members.

Some good thoughts / suggestions (which I normally try to follow) to build a strong work ethic:

  • Take ownership of your position.
  • Do what you say you are going to do. 
  • Be accountable for your performance. 
  • Learn your job.
  • Then consider taking on more responsibility within your department.
  • Others count on you. 
  • Be dependable.
  • Show up and be on time. 
  • Be conscious of your attendance.
  • Keep personal business at work to a minimum.
  • Do what it takes to make your manager successful.

Some suggestions for personal growth:

  • Think strategic and long term.
  • Avoid distractions that take your golden work time. 
  • Stay focused.
  • Stay current in your industry.
  • Avoid burnout by pacing yourself over a period of time.

Reputations are formed over time.  You can start moving towards top from where you are today.


March 10, 2008 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Personal, Project Management

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