Sincere versus responsible workers

When an employee is given a task and finishes it within the allocated time without making any errors he or she can justly be called “responsible”

The employee who finishes the same task in less time with more input than originally required and a better result than expected is claimed “sincere”.

The word sincere comes from the Latin phrase “sans cera”. When sculptors in roman times would make errors while carving marble statues they would fill in the cracks and chipped areas with “cera” or as it is known in English, wax. So if a sculptor made a figure of wax that didn’t need any wax, that figure was termed “sans cera” or without wax. Thus sincerity in the strictest sense is the delivery of something in a pure and unadulterated form.

It is only natural to expect responsibility from even the newest employee. The need to be able to do the task assigned, to the specifications allocated is mere regular expectation. Sincerity is a virtue that is not really expected but definitely cherished.

A sincere employee would:

  • Not just turn off the lights of their own workspace. They would try to do the same for any others that were unused along the way, while they exit the building at the end of the day.
  • Report to work to ensure a company deadline is met, even when they have done their part already
  • Always suggesting innovative and productive ideas to enhance productivity
  • Proactively asking for additional responsibility

We have heard innumerable times that “work is worship”. The true worshippers of work are not the workaholics who use office work to get away from life. They are the breed of responsible workers who will come to office even when they have a highly contagious cold or cough with no regard for the health of their colleagues. It is the sincere workers who while going the extra mile at work, do not deny themselves a full life outside office, who are the true worshipers of work.

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