The Modesto Bee writes about online research conducted by the Center for Professional Excellence that uncovers eight deadly mistakes for new employees when it comes to how workers abuse technology and undercut their professionalism.
Among 261 respondents, 32.6 percent checked lack of urgency (or poor time management); 12.3 percent, poor attitude. In between were sense of entitlement, poor performance/work ethic, poor attendance, lack of commitment, lack of initiative and IT abuses. Take note of the last, a relative newcomer in the minds of most of us. Could attitude toward the use of technology be permeating the workplace as a component of professionalism? Poor attitude toward it, especially the refusal to keep current, should be viewed as equally detrimental to job security as abusiveness.
Original source: Modesto Bee
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