Working hard, setting goals, and being dedicated
What is it?
Possessing a strong work ethic means working diligently to fulfill our responsibilities and deliver results. It’s the belief that hard work is an obligation to our bosses and the best way to advance our careers.
Why is it important?
When employers survey the organization to identify high performing and high potential employees, work ethic is almost always part of the equation. People who don’t work hard are simply not seen as high potential assets in the organization no matter how smart they might be. By contrast, people who do work hard are seen as valuable employees, those who are naturally motivated and may go the extra mile to get something done.