What makes a good employee?

I have been blogging the past couple of weeks about what makes a good leader and manager. It is important to consider this in detail. Good managers and leaders are essential to the operation of a business. As are good employees. Let’s now look at what makes a good employee.

I want to teach you all about positive traits and qualities of employee’s and how they can improve productivity within business, which in turn leads to improved revenue.

Here are the top employee qualities that I want to share with you:


It is essential that employee’s have the ability to communicate well and express themselves in a clear manner. Inaccurate and inappropriate communication between employees can cause many problems in companies and organisations.


A good employee has self motivation in droves. There is a desire to learn and they never hesitate in taking responsibility or a more responsible position. They are also willing to work beyond the call of duty in order to meet goals or to solve problems.

Hard worker

There is no substitute to hard work. This is certainly linked to motivation. I would suggest those that work hard are in the position where they enjoy their role, and their contribution to their organisation. An employee who feels valued within a team will be more likely to work to achieve their job role.

Adaptive and effective learner

Employees who are able to adjust themselves to their environment, who are willing to learn new things and perform their best in changes are likely to be the best performers in any organisation. Employees must also feel they are supported in an environment where they are able to learn and develop.

Team Player

It is crucial to be an effective team player within an organisation. This requires a sound team effort. An employer who can contribute, be a key team player and who is liked and respected amongst their peers and team members. A sound employee’s contribution will be invaluable.

Helping others

Everyone appreciates support, guidance and help. This is also key to the mechanics of an organisation and the smooth running of team work. Consistency and cooperation within a team are core attributes.

Honesty and integrity

A sound employee is honest in their approach to every area of their work. Integrity is essential when working in a team, and this will reflect within the organisation the employee is working for.

Ethical Work

Rules are made to be followed. There is decorum of every place that ought to be kept. A good employee follows the policies of the company and inspires others to do so too.

Disciplined and punctual

Every boss loves a punctual, disciplined and conscientious employee. Turning up late to office, regular procrastination or other work avoidance tactics won’t make this person a popular employee.

Productive and in good health

Productive employees are key to an organisation. However those that are productive need to be resilient within themselves and are able to face challenges and meet demands head on.

I would suggest all these attributes have something in common. That employees can work effectively as part of a team and they are respected and valued within that team. The success to a good employee is how they feel within that team. Do your employees feel valued and motivated within the team? How is the level of morale within the team? Do your employees feel motivated? Is that level of motivation and resilience a direct correlation to your productivity and turnover?

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