Newsletter: Volume 2015, 5/08

Volume 2015, 5/08

May 5, 2015

Dear Conrad Intern:

Showing Work Commitment (Packaging):  Skills, Will, and Fit

 Employers look for individuals who are committed and willing to invest themselves in their work.  Committed individuals set high standards of performance, pursue aggressive goals, and work hard to achieve them.  Employees who display a commitment to work take pride in their work and place work high on their priority list.

Sometimes, however, employees find it difficult to maintain enthusiasm for and commitment to their jobs.  If, for whatever reason, you find your commitment level lower than you want, you can use the following suggestions to strengthen your commitment to work.

  •  Ask yourself how you can change your job or work behavior to align more closely with your values.
  • Take the initiative to go beyond what is expected.
  • Look for the opportunity to do something extraordinary.
  • Seek and generate additional challenges and let people know that you are looking for increased responsibility and personal growth.
  • Ask yourself what you need to do feel excited about work.
  • To develop your work motivation, identify the outcomes you want from a job.
  • Volunteer for a lateral job in another functional areas to gain experience and add challenge to your work.
  • Discuss the satisfaction you expect from your career with colleagues, your family, and friends.
  • Be willing to sacrifice in the short term for long-term gains in the welfare of your organization.
  • Buy a set of motivational tapes and listen to them when commuting to and from the office.
  • Show initiative by suggesting new ways to make or save money for the organization.


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