Want to know what qualities make up a good employee, and if you possess some of them? Check it out, below!


Organization in the workplace is crucial for efficiency. If you need to search for a document on your computer or you’ve recorded something and need to refer back to it later – you know exactly where it is because you’re organized and probably have a system. Being organized in the workplace saves time and increases productivity.


An attentive employee ensures that they’re available when needed (within reason) and can get their tasks done in a timely manner. When an attentive employee is given a set of tasks, they are conscientious in listening and focusing on detail.


Having patience as an employee helps in many different circumstances, but most importantly when issues occur. When you are patient and can take time to assess, you allow yourself the ability to develop a quick and efficient solution. Without patience, the issues often snowball and become larger, longer problems.


Being persistent can apply to any type of job. Whether it’s being persistent in solving a problem, following through on a sale or learning a new skill until you can do that skill successfully. Persistence helps companies reach goals, and tackle challenges.


Being able to perform your job responsibilities is one thing. Believing you can put them into practice and do them well, is another. Confidence gives you the ability to take risks, be proud of your work, and make progress.


Taking risks, like trying a new system at work, a new program, taking on a new project or learning a new skill, is challenging. However, an employee who takes risks will help the overall success of a company and its growth. Having an employee who is a risk-taker is a huge advantage to a motivated and forward-moving team.


To be able to trust an employee, and rely on them is critical for company success. When trust is lacking in the workplace, micromanaging occurs, along with frustration and inefficiency. If you are working with a trustworthy employee – trust them. When an employee who is trustworthy feels trusted, their job satisfaction increases and they are more likely to stay at a company longer.


Mistakes happen, things get missed, problems arise – and especially if you are taking risks – these things will happen. Having a supervisor, team member or even boss who is understanding when issues arise, or in times of stress, and can show empathy – allows employees to take more risks and strengthens the overall success of a company.


Maybe there is a task or project that is given to you in the middle of your day and you need to change your day to accomplish it – being able to adjust and be flexible is key. Not only is flexibility important when it comes to employees, “Flexible employees are willing to do whatever is necessary to get the task accomplished” but being a flexible manager is also significant in the workplace as well, “Flexible managers treat employees as individuals and make an effort to accommodate personal styles and needs.”