Good work ethics will bring you a lot of joy and respect. You will enjoy doing the work more. You will have peace of mind, because you always do the best you can. Good work ethics is about making your morals become a part of doing your work.
Aim for high quality
It is not only important to get a task done. It is also important that the task is done as well as is required. You should aim for best possible outcomes every time. You should make it a matter of habit for yourself. If you feel doing a task well is important, your body and mind will be very willing.
You should understand how your role helps meet your organization’s objectives and then commit to it.. Being trustworthy is very important. You should honour the trust reposed in you every time that you undertake a task. You will see that you acquire a great reputation and enjoy a lot of goodwill. You can honour the trust by not harming the interest of your organization or its clients at any time. You should give honest feedback to a client because the client trusts you. With your co-workers you should show the integrity that you expect from others.
Do not take credit for the good effort made by others. In a competitive world one is keen to be seen in the best light. And some may be tempted to take credit where they do not deserve it. Do not do it. This will make you lose self respect and self belief.
Willingness to take ownership
For a task to get done well and in time it must be taken up with responsibility and commitment. If there are hindrances, you should look to get past them with your best effort. There will be times when you need to go the extra mile, and you should do so willingly.
Be a dependable team member
Once a task is assigned to you it should be as good as done in the time provided for it. For this you need to have discipline along with talent. Your good work ethics will shine through as a positive attitude. It will boost the entire team’s performance. Your team will need to depends on you. Your good work ethics will help make your team meet its objectives better.
(content courtesy IIT Kanpur)