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PROFFESSIONALISM IS NOT IN THE JOB YOU DO , BUT IN THE WAY HOW YOU ARE DOING IT. Regards, Abilash.B.S
Being a true professional means more than mastering competencies. It requires acting with confident conviction to translate know-how into how-to
Professionalism is an intangible quality emerges from our maturity , carefulness and dedication.
As per my thoughts professionalism is:
1) The way we carry ourselves at work.
2) set examples for others
3) Commitment towards your work and commitments
4) Adhere rules, regulation & policies of organization
5) Being proactive, assertive, confident, punctual.
6) Should be good in people management
7) Good communicator & listener
8) Good team player, leader.
9) Able to handle responsibility and understands the do & don't.
10) Knows about limitations and able to draw line between personal & official life.
Regards,
Nitin Jagdale

Dear Friend


A very general, raw idea of professionalism is a bundle of the following concepts: a focussed approach, pride in what one is doing, confident, competent, motivation towards a particular goal, accountability, respect for people irrespective of rank, status and gender, responsibility while on the path to a particular goal, commitment to word and deed, control of emotions - well, you are beginning to get the idea now.
Basically it all boils down to where you leave out emotional upheavals and stay focussed on the issue no matter what the issue is or how stressful and trying a situation turns out to be.
Cool as a cucumber, grace under pressure, while keeping the total focus on what one is supposed to be doing and accomplishing.
You will be exhibiting professionalism if you:
Base business related interactions to facts, figures and purely on the logic and understanding of the situation at hand.
Do not get carried away by the passion of the moment.
Emotions vary by individual sensibilities and of course, cultures.

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So stay focussed and keep bringing the person gently back on the issues. Otherwise you will lose complete control over yourself and the situation.
A business interaction has a purpose and a goal. An excessive amount of jocularity of "kidding around'' will be seen as flippant.
That does not mean that you pack up your natural sense of humour. Be mindful of when you are crossing the line. There is a tasteful limit to everything.
The ideal is a combination of light humour, where and when appropriate with a complete seriousness to moving towards the goal that is demanded of the interaction.
Understand your "corporate culture'' and function within its parameters.
Every business must set forth, not only to develop its own identity but also make sure that it is understood and translated in behaviour by the employees.
All the corporate policies otherwise will remain just that, policies on paper.
Understand how to treat superiors, peers and subordinates with the utmost courtesy and in the proper accepted norms.
That will differentiate you from the rest by giving the cutting edge advantage.
More than your technical expertise and academic accomplishments you will be remembered and admired for your strict codes of conduct in your interactions.
Accept the fact that you are there to accomplish a definite task and that should be done with complete integrity, commitment and pride in your job.
This is just the raw data to get you started. The whole concept of professionalism can be very confusing with so many concepts going into it.
It is not something that is measured in any test where you are given scores. It is there in a very subtle way making a statement about you and others are constantly taking down notes on you. For starters, stick with all the ideas given here and you should be able to survive any professional situation with great pride in your job.

Dear Sujeet:
Somewhere I found - A general view of professionalism is, "a focused, accountable, confident, competent, motivation toward a particular goal, with respect for hierarchy and humanity MINUS the emotion." This means that you leave out the outbursts and emotional thralls that accompany stressful situations and success. You maintain focus, with a sense of urgency, and accept responsibility on a path toward a specific goal. In the process, you maintain respect for your superiors, peers, and subordinates as well as respect them as human beings. Thanks. A.K.Raihan

i think, in my view, delivering the end results following all rules of the land,ethical,legal moral and social, to the best enrichment of all stake holders in an unbiased, compassionate way
Proferssionalism is having all of following
Six characteristics:
Extensive study and research
High level of intellect and emotional intelligence
Exists when a service is performed
Extended training and preparation
Good judgmental decisions
Code of ethics (obligations to society )
SMH

proffessionalism is little too early word for me as , me still not in corporate world its difficult to say.............but after going through all these months of hectric and tedious life of MBA i can say it in one line-
"IT IS ALL ABOUT DOING THINGS WITH UTTERMOST DEDICATION AND HARD WORK EVEN THOUGH TIMES U DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING"
regards anju

Sujeet,
After reading your mail I also thought yes it is true that I too am not that well aware as to what is professionalism.
Just adding my thinking to your's.
PROFESSIONALISM means to be professional. Professional at your work place. When you enter the premises of your office forget your home and when you leave your office for the day forget your office.
Rule of professionalism are :-
1. Forgeting your home during office hours.(Exceptions are there... Lunch time)
2. Not to discuss about your personal life.
3. Not to share your plans for career with colleagues.
4. Not to make friends at workplace.
5. Not to drink too much in a party.
This are all that I feel can make me a better professional.
ABOVE ALL DO NOT LET YOUR COLLEGEAUES OTHER THAN THE HR KNOW YOUR CTC. I will not write CAN but will write WILL add your list of enemies in office. Dont be suprised if you come to know about the hidden ones.
Rgds,
Pallavi.


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