The New World of Work
Most parts of the world that had not embraced remote working before the COVID-19 pandemic have suddenly realized it is now a good option. We now have the new tag – WFH: Work from Home. It is, indeed, so exciting to see traffic time taken out of our daily work life. The thrill of sitting on your bed or at your balcony or outside in the garden and work; is, indeed, new. This, however, calls for a high level of trust. HR should trust the staff while the staff should show themselves trustworthy. WFH requires sound character to build the needed trustworthiness.
Work is all about Trust
Work is first and foremost a trust. It is you staying true to what you have been assigned to do. Work, no matter the type, is what reveals your essence. The way you do it speaks volume about your character. The way you do your work when no one is watching is another true test of character. Your work should inspire you, it should come from your heart. When work is done with a heart of sound character, it sparks with excellence. You must do your job like it’s your work. When a task is your work, you get it done to the best quality without a supervisor. That level of trust is what WFH requires. You must see your job as not just for the pay but for the fulfillment of doing your work.
Make your work Trustworthy
You are trustworthy with work when it is yours. Sound character makes you do your job like it’s your work. When you work like that, you become trustworthy. One of the greatest remuneration you can get for your work is to earn the badge of being trustworthy; not even the salary. You cheapen yourself when you work just for salary. Rather, work for a cause.
WFH is the Best Time for Sound Character
This era of WFH is the best time to work from the heart; best time to show trustworthiness. While work is your God-given assignment (what you were born to do which you know in your heart), your job is what you do so other people’s work can be done. The desired state is to develop your work to a point where it is self-sustaining and can create jobs for others. But before you get to that point, you will need to work for others like it’s your work. Sound character makes you do the job like your work. To deepen your trustworthiness as you WFH, do your work with sound character.
Author & Sound Character Coach