Being a good employee is one of the basic things we should seek to do in our work life. If we are looking to make a career out of what we do, we need to show our employer how much we want to be a part of the team. Our actions should make us stand out to play an irreplaceable role in the prosperity of the company we are working for. With that, lets take a look at some traits of a good employee.
A key starter feature that a good employee should possess is promptness. Promptness consist of being on time to the places they are to be. Promptness also consist of the employee showing up prepared to work with what equipment they are supposed to have.
Promptness says a lot about a person. It shows how much they care, listen, and can be relied upon. People who are prompt make a good reputation for themselves and experience the better end of treatment from their bosses.
Another trait found in a good employee is humility. A good employee knows how to listen, admit when they are wrong, admit when they need help, and never tries to put themselves first. I have seen on multiple occasions in my career where an employee tried to put themselves first and suffered for their arrogance later on.
A really good characteristic of a good employee is that they are responsible. When they are assigned a task, they focus to complete it. When they make a mistake, they own up to it. When somebody who works under their authority does something wrong, they discipline them. Also, when the team fails, they do not look for somebody to blame.
A significant feature found in a good employee is their willingness to help others. They volunteer for special committees, help their cowokers learn jobs, and will clean up after others if needed. They do not see themselves as too special to “get their hands dirty.”
A standout trait of a good employee is their ability to do many things. They can be put in various departments throughout the business and they will function well. Also, they are not only multi-skilled, they can easily pick up new skills. They are quick learners and are good for using when trying out new projects for the company.
Let us all take a look at what we do for our company and see if what we do matches up with these characteristics. If not, may we better ourselves by being prompt, humble, responsible, and invaluable as we look to further our careers.