Author and speaker Archibald Marwizi has said ‘Choices and decisions must be supported by your passion, resolve, and a productive work ethic. If these meet opportunity – your success has finally come’ (cite). Yet often hard work is over-taken by lack of patience and integrity of morals and values. Work ethics comprise more than the desire of the job or career but also how one claims his/her path of achievement. This involves attitude, behavior, respect, communication, and interaction; how one gets social. I believe work ethics demonstrate many aspects of a person and how a person is within. So, I ask a question to myself today, what are my work ethics and what do I define them?
Firstly, work ethics is a virtue to me. Be a social gathering or my workplace, I believe in the demonstration of high moral values and a set of standards around myself. It involves traits such as honesty, accountability, and moral character – a major trait in approach to normative ethics (cite). Normative ethics as a branch of philosophical ethics focus on moral values, goodness and ethical actions (cite). It is the branch that investigates when actions are questionable (cite). To give an example, helping one who is in real need is obvious and virtue ethics states that helping such a person is charitable and benevolence while not considering the consequence out of it (cite). Therefore, being virtuous at workplace means beholding honesty (doing the obvious), valuing others participation, possessing a purpose and agreeing to be the part of workplace vision. So I feel that my if I’m not executing proper work ethics, my conscious continuously bothered. For the most part, many of us have good work ethics but as per virtue normative ethics there should also be desire to do the proper thing in any circumstance.
I have felt work ethics as intrinsic factor; they came from within. Analyzing where they come from within leads me to dynamic intellectual. However, in my knowledge a Christian worldview answers this better (cite). According to Cristian worldviews, the work ethics are imparted by the God (cite) who also created the environment around us. Thee belief is the fact HE completes humans by imparting virtues like honesty, integrity, sincerity, and feeling of responsibility (cite).
Finally, I’ll like to address my philosophy of work ethics by referring to two fundamental traits of it – humility and treatment. For me, humility is being modest, as nothing is too belittling. It involves servitude, and gratitude at first place that takes the second part of virtue – the treatment to others with decency and respect. It is very old yet true saying ‘As you sow, so shall you rip’ and hence the treatment of others should involve loving, and doing well believing that everyone around us are worth something for ourselves.