Positive Attitude and Work Habits

This competency comprises dimensions supporting an employee’s ability to adapt to an ever-changing work atmosphere. The dimensions and interview questions for Adaptability to Change include those involved with changes internally with colleagues and administration, as well as externally with clients. Adaptability to Change is an important skill for an effective employee at any company.

Dimensions Associated with Positive Attitude and Work Habits

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Maintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities, and people.

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Attention to Detail

Candidates accomplish tasks through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small.
They show concern for all aspects of the job, accurately checking processes and tasks and maintaining
watchfulness over a period of time.


Consistently maintaining a high activity or productivity level; sustaining long work hours.


Assimilating and applying in a timely manner new job-related information that may vary in complexity.

Planning and Organizing

Establishing a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal; planning proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources.

Work Tempo

Performing a task at a specific tempo without unnecessary expenditures of time or waste of supplies and materials; demonstrating a consistent rate of speed for accomplishing activities in a specific order.