Good work ethics includes a positive attitude with all work projects, being prepared to go the extra mile to get things done, creating a work environment where great teamwork can flourish and having the capacity to encourage the best performance standards from your fellow workers.

The effective implementation of good work ethics includes following eight key lessons:

1. Have a positive attitude to work.

Everyone has a role to play in achieving work objectives so if each member of the group understands their role they can play then cooperation, trust and willingness will blossom.

2. Ensure you retain a place for fun and relaxation in your work regime.

All work and no play is a boring work environment - encourage people to create fun activity breaks as this will only increase your productivity levels over time. People who really enjoy their work environment will always perform at much higher levels

3. Show respect for the decision maker even if you disagree with the decision.

Someone has to lead and make decisions. So if you do not like the decision then think what it would be like if no decisions were made. If the decision is supported by the majority view then "just get on with it" and stop being negative. If you continue to display your disagreement then you will also be perceived as a "trouble maker" and your work colleagues will distance themselves from you. This is a no-win situation.

4. Understand that great teamwork relies on genuine interpersonal relationships.

Relationships in the workplace can be extremely strong and even create life-long friendships. So as part of a team you must always strive to provide genuine feedback and support - this may not always be positive but as long as it's constructive and honest, the recipient will appreciate and respect your input.

5. Exercise restraint in times of stress in the workplace.

Every workplace has its times of work-related pressure created by a wide range of issues. Maybe it's deadlines, delivery problems, customer complaints or whatever. The key issue is to appreciate the pressure people are under and do not add to the problem by unnecessary or badly-timed demands

6. Be empathetic with your work colleagues.

It is not a sign of weakness to be able to relate and understand a fellow work colleagues' problems. As long as this colleague is not using their problems as excuses to continually opt-out of their responsibilities.

7. Treat co-workers with sensitivity.

People will always respect and remember how you treated and related to them in their "hour of crisis." By applying sensitivity you will establish "bonds" with your colleagues that can lead to greater trust and support.

8. Be prepared to do everything you can to support an agreed project.

Once an agreement has been reached for a particular project, whether you agreed to it or not, now the key issue is that you are part of a team. This requires you to put aside "personal gripes" and get on with the job of creating a winning team in a happy and productive environment.

Author's Bio: 

I am a Thai lady who founded our village community project called Thai Silk Magic .
To see some real life practical examples that will further your understanding of these 8 essential keys, go to Great Work Ethics - A Thai Village Example