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10 attitudes that reveal your professionalism even in the middle of a crisis

May 19, 2020

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The opinions of the employees of s You are personal.


“In the midst of chaos and crisis, the lack of professionalism is most noticeable among employees. There are things that are half-hearted and cannot be. And one of them is professionalism, ”said one of my customers, an entrepreneur in the automotive sector.

10 attitudes that reveal your professionalism even in the middle of a crisis
10 attitudes that reveal your professionalism even in the middle of a crisis

In these moments the masks fall off and who really has them is revealed. In the world of work you are a professional or not; no half things. And we know that a professional degree does not guarantee professionalism.

So it’s about applying the quality of excellence to the development of a particular activity, emphasizing values, responsibility for the process and outcome, commitment to the task, and superior quality at all times.

Although the concept of professionalism is spoken of by people with academic degrees, this also applies to all types of professions, disciplines such as art and sport, a wide variety of professions, and it would be very good if this were also adopted in areas with high driving behavior. by companies and governments.

In the midst of crises, another type of micro-crisis usually breaks out, particularly affecting the dynamics that have been completely changed by events.

With this frame, real professionals are seen from afar. those who face the challenges, have maneuverability, emotional balance, decision-making skills and at the same time the basic aspects of their performance.

Realizing that crises lead to deviations in productivity and in the emotional world of all people, real experts see it as a challenge to overcome them, which motivates and encourages them to lead with greater effort and enthusiasm.

It is not insignificant to speak of professionalism in the midst of chaos and uncertainty, since it is these people in the middle of the storm who maintain the course as well as possible and can accompany those who are emotional due to lack of commitment or from comfort or impossibility with problems they are paralyzed without being able to act.

10 attitudes that show that you are a professional even in times of crisis

Coping with an extremely difficult situation largely depends on the attitude. In general, people tend to classify all experiences as “good” or “bad”, and from there they act accordingly. In challenging times there is a tendency that the predominant sign is the negative.

Given that emotions are essentially neutral and that they are positive or negative, the way I behave or respond to them, we can also think that a good feature of professionalism is to adopt the third type of attitude: the neutral.

In this case, it does not mean to be stuck and watch how events unfold, but we will take a moment away from the whirlwind of chaos and the emotions that distance, without judgment or hasty interpretations, without automatically responding. The goal is an expanded vision so that you can intentionally watch your decision from there.

In crises, it is common to react and over-react. Another behavior is to run away, to walk away or to hide from the problem.

The professional really knows how to work by grading his energy and that of his surroundings in order to be able to move in unsafe terrain. And it is the sum of the details that makes them consistent, another property that goes hand in hand with the integrity of the competencies they have.

These ten settings make a big difference between what a real professional is and others:

  1. You fulfill all your obligations. There is no room for excuses because environments require bold and quick decisions.

  2. You renegotiate on time, which you cannot accept. In moments V.I.C.A. (Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous), things are constantly changing. So it is a good professional to renegotiate the forms of what you cannot accept.

  3. Punctuality and orderliness. In all respects, it marks the distinction between good and bad professionals.

  4. Collaboration. This spirit arises with more strength in the crises, and it is perceived who makes it a key value.

  5. Solidarity. In this case, professionalism manifests itself in it joint (common association) with other people and networks that support the well-being of those who need it.

  6. You care about others. As a member or leader of a team, your approach to knowing what the people around you are like and acting in a way that supports and uplifts you at the worst moment is real.

  7. They manage to reconcile personal and professional life. Excellent professionals know how to maintain a balance between the two areas of life because they understand the importance of quality relationships.

  8. You take your time. Another characteristic is that, in addition to their high level of professional compliance, they do not postpone their personal time as they need to charge batteries to return to the high demand they have strengthened.

  9. You take a break and avoid overloading. Active breaks are organized within the working day and their time is optimally organized, whereby the important takes priority over the urgent and what breaks through is managed with a spirit of improvement and contribution.

  10. They only share valuable and current information. Professionalism in a crisis means contributing in the best possible way with valuable contributions, having an expanded 360 ° vision to anticipate major problems, and knowing how to recognize the market trends in which they operate. They are agents of change.

And you, do you have professionalism?