5 qualities all hard workers possess

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that amongst a group of hard working people there are going to be a series of common qualities that they share.

And the same goes for slackers – they are likely to share similar qualities too. I suppose that’s what makes us able to differentiate between hard workers and non hard workers.

Here are 5 qualities all hard workers possess.

  1. Punctuality
    It may not seem like a big deal if you are a few minutes late to work or coming back from lunch, but you can guarantee one or more colleagues will be taking notice of this. Not only is does it not look good on you if you’re regularly late but it’s unfair on coworkers and you can bet it hardly makes you look like a hard working, dedicated team member. It looks more like you cannot be bothered.
  2. Initiative
    Hard workers do not usually have to be told to do something. If they see something that needs doing, they do it. If they’re not sure about how to do something that needs doing, they’ll ask for help. They will also be looking for new opportunities to make improvements etc.
  3. Perseverance
    There is nothing worse than working with somebody who gives up on tasks they find demanding in the hopes that somebody else will pick up their slack. Hard working people don’t do this. They’ll stick with something until it’s done to the best of their abilities and if they’re struggling they will ask for assistance rather than fob it off on somebody who knows how to do it.
  4. Motivation
    Hard working people are likely to have this quality since they are likely to want to do a good job or their work. They are motivated to learn or to get something finished and are able to motivate themselves to do it. They don’t need to be made to do something just because the boss is about or because there is something in it for them if they do.
  5. Team player
    It is likely that someone who is hard working is also a team player. They can never not be bothered to help someone who is struggling and are happy to help somebody pick up new skills or train if they are new to the job.

There are of course an abundance of other qualities possessed by your average hard working person, but these are just a little taster of what can be deemed as a desirable characteristic by colleagues and employers.

Written by Katy James

@katyannejames

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