Workplace ethics are a dynamic set of values that vary with people and their definition of a workplace. It doesn’t matter whether you work from home or commute to work everyday, workplace ethics is required to build a successful career. Below are 5 elements of a strong work ethic while working remotely.
At the start of an employee contract, companies may need the employee to sign various documents, including the company rules and regulation agreement form. Also, the employee may be given a handbook that may serve as a guide. Some common rules are tardiness, inappropriate dressing, and language, etc. It is vital that new employees properly read these rules & regulations and obey them even if working remotely.
Work ethic is something that emanates from within. You can tell an employee to do this and that, be like this and like that, over and over. Still, if they do not have enough discipline to adhere to the rules and follow through with their performance, then there is no way that they can become the productive employees that the company wants. Discipline involves focus, dedication and determination on your part to do what you should. With a lot of distractions surfacing while working remotely, it is essential to be disciplined while working.
Accountability is also an excellent trait of an employee. One of the things that may short change a talented and responsible employee is the lack of accountability. Lack of accountability may result in your boss thinking you have an “I don’t care attitude” to the company’s project, or worst take you as a liar and may lead to job loss in the long run. For example, at the beginning of each year, a certain amount of money is allocated to each department. The manager is meant to oversee how this money is spent. If at the end of the year, the manager can not make an account of how the money was spent, he may then be suspected of stealing company funds. It is crucial also to showcase accountability when working remotely.
An employee should not do anything that may make his or her employee withdraw trust. Examples are doing non-office related work or having extended breaks. Additionally, as an employee of a company, your employee trusts you to get the job done perfectly on time. Things like missing deadlines regularly or delivering work that needs to be revised over and over again will deny you a promotion. It may even lead to the employer not giving you tasks to complete in the future.
If you show dedication and commitment to coming up with outstanding results in your work, then your work ethic will shine. While some employees do only the barest minimum, or what is expected of them, some go beyond that. They do more, they perform better, and they go the extra mile to come up with results that surpass expectations. These employees are those who belong to the group with a solid work ethic.