Professionalism to me is the ability to work unsupervised.
I have worked hard to inculcate this habit in me because it is important to me. Why is it important you ask? Well, I belong to a family of entrepreneurs, which means I have had a good life. I grew up in India and most well settled Indians have domestic help, and since the time I was a little girl I had supervised people working at home, as grew older I supervised them working on our farm, in my Dad’s office and factory. The thing that annoyed me the most in that experience is people only working to the best of their ability when they were being supervised, so when it came to me being a Management professional, I made a promise to myself that I would fulfill the task at hand to the best of my ability, and that’s how I defined professionalism for myself.
Integrity and Responsibility
Integrity stretches to all aspects of an employee’s job. An employee with integrity fosters trusting relationships with clients, coworkers and supervisors. Coworkers value the employee’s ability to give honest feedback. Clients trust the employee’s advice. Supervisors rely on the employee’s high moral standards, trusting him not to steal from the company or create problems.
A strong sense of responsibility affects how an employee works and the amount of work she does. When the employee feels personally responsible for her job performance, she shows up on time, puts in her best effort and completes projects to the best of her ability.
It takes a certain level of commitment to finish your tasks every day. An employee with good discipline stays focused on his goals and is determined to complete his assignments. These employees show a high level of dedication to the company, always ensuring they do their part.