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American Work Ethic in the 21st Century
Transcript of American Work Ethic in the 21st Century
2017 Collaborative CTE Conference
November 17, 2017
Josh Davies - CEO, The Center for Work Ethic Development
firstname.lastname@example.org - @resultsdriver
Work Ethic 101
The Impact of the
Work Ethic Gap
Developing Work Ethic
Developing Work Ethic
Think Like A Meme
Don't Rely on Posters
"What do you mean by Work Ethic?"
I don't have a problem.
Use the 1% Approach
The Center For Work Ethic Development
We believe in the power of work to promote self-sufficiency and build self-worth.
The Center for Work Ethic Development is passionate about helping people reach their full potential. Through curriculum, certification, and consulting, we equip organizations around the world to better prepare their local workforce for employment and life-long success.
77% of managers said soft skills are as important as hard skills in hiring.
16% said they were more important.
How important is it to demonstrate soft skills, like work ethic, in the interview process?
LEAD Action Planning
"privileged, narcissistic, entitled, spoiled and promiscuous."
The average parent spends 15 MINUTES a week in meaningful dialogue with their children.
I love cooking my children and pets.
I love cooking, my children, and pets.
The results of a 25 year study at the University of Minnesota found that the best indicator of future interpersonal and professional success was doing regular chores growing up.
Showing up (regularly).
Arriving on time, ready to work.
Listening to and following instructions.
Willingness to learn (learning attitude).
Performing quality work (vs. “going through the motions”).
Displaying a positive, “can do” attitude.
Completing work in a timely fashion.
“There they are, those preening narcissists who have to
document every banal moment with their cutting-edge
Be A Super Model
Three hierarchical multiple regressions found no
effect of generational cohort on work ethic endorsement.
-Journal of Business and Psychology 10.12.16
Work ethic is a trainable set of seven behaviors that are the foundational competencies of workplace success.
What's In It For Me?
Push For More
Express Employment, April 2017
Focus on the Positive
Share Your Vision
80 percent of the jobs in 2030 haven't been invented yet.
- Institute for the Future, 2017