Personal Accountability, Adaptability & Initiative at Work


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Arriving to work on time is an example of which characteristic of a good employee?

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1. Joe knows that Jim wants a new display built for his store. Instead of waiting for Jim to ask him to get it done, Joe gets right to work on the display Jim wants. This is an example of which characteristic?

2. Jim asked Joe to work in another department for the day. Joe agreed and went right over and began work. What characteristic was Joe displaying?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly assess your knowledge of positive employee behavior by answering questions presenting examples of accountability, adaptability and initiative. Use the printable worksheet as a handy reference tool, and take the quiz as many times as needed to demonstrate full proficiency in this area.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will use this quiz/worksheet combo to review and answer questions about:

  • Which behavior is exhibited when:
    • An employee consistently shows up to work on time
    • An employee performs a task without being told
    • An employee is willing and able to work in a different department
    • An employee readily admits to a mistake
  • The characteristics of a good employee

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the characteristics of good employees
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define each of the characteristics discussed in the lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to correctly identify which behavior is displayed in given examples

Additional Learning

You can further reinforce your understanding of this topic by reviewing the lesson titled Personal Accountability, Adaptability & Initiative at Work. You'll study:

  • Characteristics of accountability, adaptability and initiative
  • The meaning of each term displayed in the title of the lesson
  • Examples using fictitious scenarios to illustrate each of these characteristics