As we bring you the second installment to our 15 identified addictive character traits to boost success in the workplace, let’s do a quick rundown of what we shared with you in the previous post.
In the workplace, communication is key and can’t be ignored at any cost. An employee that regards honesty as a core value should be hired or promoted right off the bat! Also, a charismatic co-worker or boss is someone that you will find yourself wanting to be with, hoping their positive outlook and passion will rub off on you.
Confidence is another character trait that is vital in having a successful workplace energy. Coupled with enthusiasm, your office will be oozing with fresh ideas to be executed by people with a can-do attitude! Now that’s a formula for success and a recipe for effective human resource management.
Today we’re spilling the beans on five more addictive character traits to have to ensure that your work environment is as exciting, fun, and productive as it can be.
How can you not want to have a boss or teammate who wants to reach for the stars? Being ambitious is a totally addictive quality because this is the type of character trait that turns an ordinary idea into a blockbuster, game-changing concept, product or service.
Going to the office can be a dreary part of your day, especially if you are doing something quite routinary such as processes or paperwork. But having a teammate who dreams big about turning your everyday work into a creative process flow can get the juices flowing.
It’s important to note though that being ambitious in itself does not automatically equate to success. Of course one has to diligently follow through their set goal. However, having a firestarter in the team wouldn’t hurt.
Who wants a workmate that’s lazy doesn’t interact with others? Or worse, who wants a boss like that?
Today’s work atmosphere produces a better response from employees when it’s collaborative and interdependent on the ideas and inputs of one another.
Having a cooperative supervisor or coworker cultivates that collaborative work environment because that person is willing to pay attention, do what is expected or even more, and help out others achieve their task whenever possible.
I used to think that have a slightly obsessive compulsive behavior is a disadvantage. Not anymore.
It’s good to have high attention to detail. Most companies value quality over quantity anyway. So being meticulous in your output and in your processes is a worthwhile attribute to have.
It’s not to say that everyone has to be meticulous. But having a couple in your team will work wonders because having more people focused on creating quality output will result to a successful work atmosphere.
Personally, I just love working with someone who knows the value of time. It’s probably the most valuable commodity since it’s something that you can never take back or reproduce. Time spent unpurposefully is time wasted.
Whether we are beating a deadline or working leisurely, having a punctual teammate is always a plus if you want to have a productive and successful output. Conversely, coworkers that work lackadaisically are frustrating when working at the eleventh hour.
You can always count on the punctual person to be on time or before time – because as the old adage goes: if you’re on time then you’re late!
A resourceful person is often defined as someone who is able to quickly and cleverly find ways to overcome difficulties.
If I were to choose between a smart person and a resourceful person when I’m in a bind, I’d rather have someone who’s resourceful because I know that when push comes to shove he can squeeze out a solution.
Resourcefulness becomes more important the longer a person is employed in the company or the higher or greater his position is. At first, your credentials will carry you, but in the end it’s how you can solve a problem or overcome a challenge, legitimately or ethically, I might add.
So there you have it! Five more key addictive attributes to have to ensure that your workplace breeds success. Have you checked which traits do you possess or need to acquire or improve on?
Be sure to check out our final instalment to the addictive character traits that employers are looking for and will surely bring about success in the workplace. Also, visit our Facebook page and website (links) for more human resource management featurettes, tips and trends.
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