4.3 - Personal Attributes

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Personal attributes are traits and characteristics of an employee that ensure they are working well:

  • Self-Motivation: Employees should be able to work independently and still produce good quality work. A person with self motivation will be able to handle difficult problems and challenges well.
  • Leadership: Some management roles within a workplace require leadership skills. This means that they are able to work with a group as well as manage them. They should be able to assign tasks to the appropriate employees to ensure that work is completed efficiently
  • Respect: Employees must respect each other to ensure a healthy and enjoyable work environment. Workers must be polite when dealing with issues so they remain approachable should future issues occur.
  • Dependability: Workers must be reliable to complete work well whenever it may need to be done. Managers should be able to trust in their employees that they will complete work to a high standard and meet deadlines
  • Punctuality: Employees must arrive at work on time and meet scheduled times to ensure they are kept up to date with everything they must know. Being punctual shows you are trustworthy and that  you take your work seriously.
  • Problem Solving: Many issues may occur when working, therefore, it is important that employees are able to fix any issues that may arise.  Workers should be able to think outside the box in order to solve issues and learn from what happens should the issue occur again.
  • Determination: Employees must be able to keep trying if things go wrong. They must be committed to fixing any issues and persevere until all work is done.
  • Independence: Workers should be able to work by themselves, even when faced with difficult tasks. They should not have to rely on other employees in order to complete jobs as this could lead to tasks not being completed on time.
  • Time Management: Workers should be able to manage their time well to make sure that they meet deadlines and don't become left behind with a large workload. To help with this employees should make time and work plans to organise how and when work must be completed. 
  • Numerical Skills: Workers should have an appropriate level of maths knowledge as many issues involve numerical tasks. Calculations and data are often a big part of work so knowledge in this subject is very important to ensure mistakes don't occur.
  • Verbal skills: Workers should be able to verbally articulate issues and tasks to ensure they communicate effectively with their colleagues. This involves physical communication as well as phone calls and teleconferences.
  • Planning and Organisation: Workers should be able to efficiently plan the work they must complete. This is very important to ensure works is done to a high and refined standard and will also make certain that it is completed on time.

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