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Building a Work Ethic

What is a Work Ethic and how do you build one?

What is a Work Ethic?

Adherence to Discipline, depending on the result.

What is a Work Ethic? It is a set of values based on an ideology for achieving the desired result.

Work Ethics changes with the result you require to achieve.

Professionalism is a type of work ethic.

Jugaad is a type of work ethic.

Start-ups have and require a changing work ethic.

Work Ethic focuses on the reliability of deliverance

Work ethic is a state of play without supervision/without a deadline for delivery.

How do you build it? By Forming a Habit

Here are some tips for forming the focus habit:

  • Timebox – Give yourself 60-90 minutes to work on a particular task. During that time you can’t rest or engage in any distractions.
  • Accelerate – It can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes to build up a concentrated focus. Give yourself time to accelerate into a focused state.
  • Cut Distractions – Practice the habit of turning off all outside noise. Phones, e-mail, RSS, Twitter and visitors should be shut out while trying to focus.


Define your Personal Goal & the Professional Goal/result.

Define your parameters for Efficiency.

State your work ethic.

See if it clashes with a define set of ethics which are already in play.

What is Work Ethic?

Work ethic is a person’s belief that the effort they put towards something will lead to a benefit and cause them to strengthen their character and abilities.

It is an internal drive that influences their actions and how much of themselves they will give something to reach an objective.

Having a high work ethic is often part of a person’s identity. It’s not surprising that employers assess employee performance based on work ethic.

A strong work ethic is considered favourably than a weak one.




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