[PS. While the following 19 are from the desk of a librarian, note that a librarian neither works from the outer space nor practices rocket science! The bottom line is: these questions can be for you, even if you are not a librarian, & / or wear any other hat]
By Mary Pergander, American Libraries Columnist
Working Knowledge: A Monthly Column about Life on the Job, Column for May 2007
- Am I present and ready to work on time every day?
- Do I minimize personal computer/e-mail/phone time at work?
- Do I limit my work hours, take my breaks and vacations, and in other ways practice good selfcare?
- Do I set and meet my goals, and keep my commitments?
- Do I speak respectfully to and about others, even when they are not present?
- Do I exemplify excellent customer service?
- Do I use my time effectively and deliver high-quality results?
- Is my work complete, timely, attractive, and well organized?
- Do I work cooperatively and collaboratively with others?
- Do I make good use of the time of coworkers?
- Do I smile and acknowledge others?
- Do I allow others to speak without interrupting?
- Do I return all calls the same day I receive them?
- Do I follow up on e-mails as promised?
- Do I encourage others?
- Am I open to feedback?
- Am I honest and authentic?
- Would I want to have myself as an employee?
- Would I want to have myself for a boss?
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