Hello fellow readers, writers, bloggers, vloggers, netizens and whatnot.
Today’s post is one about a simple acronym that I came up with (though at some point, I am sure it’s come up before) and tell associates, coworkers, and others about during my coaching.
When you think about what an employer/management wants from their subordinates, especially temp workers, it usually boils down to 3 things:
Attendance, Performance, and Professionalism.
That’s it, it’s that easy. Workers are always expected to be there for their shifts and to not take longer than permitted breaks, they are expected to work well at their positions, to ask for help if they want to improve or to learn and grow (not exclusive to the worker, management also bears a responsibility to ensure that their associates are coached and offered opportunities at improvement). Employees are also expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and to follow policy.
It’s really that simple. The sad thing is that most employers and associates/employees make it much harder than it needs to be.
In my mind, if you show up for work, work hard and are engaged in your position/learning to improve, and do this in a professional manner/follow policy, you are doing great! I am not sure why so many people have a hard time with these types of expectations.
So there you go, all those self help books about workplace/employment boosting can be thrown away.
Attendance: Be at work on time, take your scheduled breaks at the scheduled times and nothing more.
Performance: Work to your ability, find ways to improve your work, be engaged at the workplace.
Professionalism: Dress and conduct yourself in a suitable manner, follow company policy, ask for help/coaching, be respectful.