Professional Feature: Responsible


About The Professional Feature 'Responsible'

If you've a sense of responsibility, you are aware that the duties or duties of both yourself and others in your company or organization must be performed properly.

What does that mean in concrete terms?

Suppose you work as an assistant accountant in a team at a large accounting firm. You are assigned various tasks. The first thing to do now is to perform it well. To this end you apply a certain quality standard for yourself : you work seriously, carefully and conscientiously. Moreover, your sense of responsibility also extends to the duties of your colleagues. For example, if there are backlogs in checking the annual accounts, you offer your help in this, even if this task is not included in your own package.

You also signal abuses such as laxity or non-compliance with the guidelines. You feel called upon to approach others with caution and possibly inform your supervisor about this. You don't need much control or control yourself, because you like to be committed and you feel which tasks have priority. In everything you put the smooth running of the business - both business and relational - first. You are aware that your presence and commitment - even if you don't have a high position - make an important contribution to this.

So as a junior you are very involved with your company, because you take care of all kinds of things. Also for topics that are outside your own field of work and / or area of ??interest. You think independently and develop a strong vision on business operations. Because of this attitude your environment appreciates your input and you also get more and more responsibilities in your team.

You read in responsibility how important this competency is for your career.

Which competencies are involved?

- Empathy: You show respect for other people's wishes and ideas and you understand their situation / views. You think along with your organization.
- Decisive: You promote a favorable working environment through your adequate decisions.
- Discipline: You have no trouble accepting authority.
- Accurate: Careful execution of your duties is your number one priority.
- Loyal to the organization: You adapt to the standards and rules of your company. You are aware that your and others' share have a major impact on the well-being of your company.
- Rich in initiative: You develop new ideas that benefit your company.
- Independent: You think independently and you need little guidance from above. You handle tasks independently and also want to help others with that.

How can you develop this competency?

- Feel actively involved in your organization. An employee who realizes how important his input is for an organization and how much influence he actually has, feels more inclined to perform his duties properly. It is therefore important that there is a climate in your company in which your sense of responsibility is stimulated. For example, because you are asked for your opinion in meetings or that people are increasingly entrusted with important tasks if they see that you can handle this well. If your sense of responsibility is not invoked, then discuss this with your supervisor.
- Check whether you've an accurate posture. If you work accurately and conscientiously, you are automatically an employee with a sense of responsibility.
- Develop a vision of your company. You can do this by collecting information, anticipating and exchanging ideas with colleagues and relations about your organization. In this way you learn to form a balanced judgment and you also feel more involved.
- Think of solution (s) that really help your company. That doesn't necessarily have to be something big. Ensuring that that very old copier is finally replaced by a solid one can also be a great blessing for your immediate work environment.
- Try to look further than your nose is long. Put yourself in the problems and situations of others. Do you ever notice that another person is having difficulties with his work? Do you ever try to help your colleague or would you rather leave him to his fate?

How do you demonstrate a sense of responsibility when applying?

A nurse advertisement is sought for a nurse. "Responsible" is one of your character traits. You wonder what they mean by that. The care of the sick is a task that must be performed carefully and seriously. You must adhere to certain ethical and professional codes. In addition, a professional nurse is expected to continue to work on his own expertise and also to promote the expertise of colleagues.

In your current position as a nurse you set the bar high for yourself. Your patients and colleagues can also count on you. A colleague of yours fell ill and was unable to work for a long time. You were asked if you wanted to work more hours as long as your colleague was absent. Given the workload of the others in your department, you agreed to the proposal.

You explain this in your.application letter and you.

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