Walk the talk: A credible person does not talk in vain

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IN THIS complicated working environment, employees are facing a variety of work ethics issues. Although there are policies or protocols that everyone should follow at work, still others deviate or ignore them, endangering work relationships. Let me share with you some of my thoughts on keeping good relationships at work while carrying out work goals.

Do not claim what is the right thing to do when you cannot even do it right for yourself. If you wish to prove that a co-worker does wrong, then do right. Do not convince people using all your energies to persuade what is right. Remember that people will believe what they see.

Be a good example and let them witness it. And when you critique a co-worker with your high-standard criteria, use it as well to check yourself.

Plan for work today; Work for the plan tomorrow. When people are sensitive to work ethics, they do not procrastinate but will do what is needed to begin with the task. It is so unprofessional to submit an expected task or report a month after the deadline. I guess, it is better not to put off until tomorrow what we can do today. Sad, but people who resist investing their time and energy the right way are those who demand more.

Growing comes with struggle and the willingness to pursue progress. I have always believed that whatever good I experience comes from God. On the other hand, whatever I experience something unpleasant, I believe it's also God allowing me to mold into a better, stronger person. And so I choose to be thankful for both. I always remember to take struggles as a test of endurance and persistence. In the end, it will develop that great strength in me that I need in the future.

Parasites are everywhere taking credit for others' work. There is nothing more infuriating than a coworker taking credit for others' hard work. Hey, you can no longer influence others to believe you because history would tell of your work credibility. And sad but this usually happens. Lazy workers, most of the time, make a mess and that their co-workers usually clean it up for them.

Why are we overly critical at times without looking at our own weaknesses too? What is wrong with starting on time? Why are we so impatient with change? And why allow others to suffer because of our own inadequacies? I know that we are all not perfect, but I guess as professionals, we all should know what work ethics is. Let us all examine ourselves as we may be the cause of stress to others. Are you the toxic person at work?


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