Professionalism in the Workplace

Positivity and Professionalism

Professionalism – The skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well

Workplace – The place where one is employed or customarily does one’s work; one’s office, laboratory, etc.

Definitions provided by Webster’s Dictionary

Every company possess its share of imperfections.  No business can boast of 100% employee satisfaction.  No company can avoid employee disgruntling and turnover.

All positions entail their share of unpleasant duties.

While some employees enjoy their jobs and are passionate about them, others hold significant distaste for their professions.

Regardless of whether you love your occupation, can barely tolerate it, or somewhere in between, one thing is for certain.

You are guaranteed to fall on troubling times and endure difficult days.

One should refrain from setting the unrealistic goal of enjoying a flawless work presence.  It is simply not possible to completely avoid bad days at one’s place of employment.

As the old saying goes, “You take the good with the bad.”

Instead, it is how one handles a difficult workday that defines his or her character.

As noted in previous posts, it is important to halt and manage negative thoughts before they accumulate and, ultimately, consume your mind.

If unable to control negative thoughts once they’ve sneaked in, your infected mood will be revealed in your work.

Your submitted results will indicate a lack of professionalism, thus diminishing your character and damaging your reputation.

It is a very dangerous domino affect that must be avoided.

Regardless of what is thrown your way over the course of your workday, it is imperative to maintain a positive attitude.

Your attitude will be reflected in your work.  A positive attitude will promote a professional mindset, which is essential while handling projects and working with people.

The goal is not to be perfect.  Nobody is perfect.

The goal is to remain aware of your attitude.  Attitude dictates character and, ultimately, impacts performance.

Your best performance will yield quality work.  Quality work reflects professionalism.

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