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2 Georgia Department of Technical & Adult Education Work Ethics Program Geared to the Needs of Business & Industry

3 Student Orientation Session Objectives: Define work ethics Discuss importance in the workplace Demonstrate understanding of the connection between employment & good work ethics Understand the grading & reporting procedure of work ethics in the classroom

4 Can you give me a definition of work ethics? What are good work ethics traits?

5 Work Ethics Definition: Ethics are the values and behaviors which people feel are moral. In other words, ethics is the name we give to our values or good behavior. So a positive work ethic is the collection of all the values and actions that people feel are appropriate in the work place.

6 Morals & Values Morals relate to right and wrong. Values are beliefs that a person feels are very important. Our behavior is most often a reflection of our values.

7 How does my definition of work ethics relate to your definition?

8 What does Work Ethics Mean?

9 Work Ethics The Big Ten Traits

10 ATTENDANCE Attends class Arrives/leaves on time Notifies instructor in advance of planned absences

11 CHARACTER Displays loyalty, honesty, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, initiative, self-discipline, and self-responsibility

12 TEAMWORK Respects the rights of others Respects confidentiality Teamworker Cooperative Assertive Displays customer service attitude Seeks opportunities for continuous learning Demonstrates mannerly behavior

13 APPEARANCE Displays appropriate dress, grooming, hygiene, and etiquette

14 ATTITUDE Demonstrates a positive attitude Appears self-confident Has realistic expectations of self

15 PRODUCTIVITY Follows safety practices Conserves materials Keeps work area neat & clean Follows directions & procedures Makes up assignments punctually Participates

16 ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS Manifests skill in prioritizing and management of time & stress Demonstrates flexibility in handling change

17 COMMUNICATION Displays appropriate nonverbal & oral skills Eye contact Body language

18 COOPERATION Displays leadership skills Appropriately handles criticism, conflicts, & complaints Demonstrates problem-solving capability Maintains appropriate relationships with supervisors & peers Follows chain of command

19 RESPECT Deals appropriately with cultural/racial diversity Does not engage in harassment of any kind

20 The Big 10 Traits = The Backbone of Weekly Activities One trait will be stressed each week Each instructor will spend a minimum of 5 minutes per week on the Work Ethics Topic of the Week

21 Results of our Work Ethics Program WIN-WIN situation for employers and students who become their employees

22 How? Students begin work with positive work ethics skills which will enhance their value as employees Employers acquire workers with desirable work habits

23 Do you want to… Do Better… Gain Promotions… Achieve Greater Results… Make More Money… Become a Leader in the Business World?

24 To be in the Upper 50% Show up Reliability is important!

25 To be in the Upper 30% Show up on time Dependability earns dividends!

26 To be in the Upper 20% Show up on time, ready to go! Its performance that counts!

27 Why are work ethics important to employers?

28 Why does technical education believe work ethics are important? Advisory committees tell us

29 What to expect from the work ethics program? Expect employers to ask to see your transcript when applying for a job

30 Work Ethics Performance Standards Review it Sign & date it Return it to the instructor

31 Work Ethics Evaluation Form & Exception Form Scale of 3-2-1-0 3 – Exceeds Expectations 2 – Meets Expectations 1 – Needs Improvement 0 – Unacceptable Everyone begins with 20 pts.

32 Graded by exception : subtract point/s for poor & add point/s for above & beyond Poor behavior – Exception Form issued Extraordinary behavior – Exception Form issued Met Expectation – No Exception Form issued

33 Exception Forms Date may be set to review forms All students receive progress reports at mid-term & end of quarter

34 Exception Subtract points Add points

35 The Weekly Emphasis

36 Georgia Department of Technical & Adult Education Work Ethics Program Geared to the Needs of Business & Industry


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