5 Attitudes that Engineers Need to Develop in the Workplace

Stuck in a rut? Turn it around by doing these.

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There will a point in your engineering career that feels like you’ve been stuck in a rut. You’ve been doing the same tasks everyday and going to your workplace in your usual self. But each day, you notice that you are slowing down and less motivated.

Before you slip further to that downward spiral, there is still one thing you can do about it: change attitude so that you will get the career boost you deserve. You can only get ahead if you are willing to step out of your regular attitudes. Try cementing these in your mind:


There should never be a dull moment at work. Always face every task or project with energy, by sparing yourself from all of the excuses that drags your feet. An engineer’s work is worthwhile is he or she enjoys what is being done. Prove to yourself that you still love what you do. Start by being enthusiastic with everything!

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In engineering, you are expected to yield results with the least wasted time and effort. This is what is exactly meant by efficiency. You need to strive for faster yet productive results.

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Beside the efficiency is excellence. It will give yourself some pressure, but that’s okay. That’s part of it. Never settle for less – that’s what excellence means in engineering work. Do not be contented with good and always go for great. You are leaving a lifelong service and settling for mediocrity should never be an engineer’s attitude. Always, always try to exceed expectations.

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Being Early

The early bird catches the worm. This proverb says it all. If you do something early at work, which of course requires you to report in early, you will do more and hence be more successful with what you do. This is the practice of productive people who maximizes time at work.

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Making It Easy

This does not mean compromising everything mentioned above, but make the effort to become the easiest to work with at your workplace. After all, it’s never that the engineer does his work alone, but always a collaboration. Try not to complain and nag, because those are infectious attitudes that don’t help with work at all.

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