Why an Employer May Label an Employee Self-Serving…

  An employer may label an employee as “self-serving” if they believe that the employee is primarily concerned with their own interests rather than the interests of the company or their colleagues. This can be a negative trait in the workplace because it can lead to actions that prioritize personal gain over the needs of the team or the company as a whole. Some specific reasons an employer may label an employee as self-serving could include:

1. Taking credit for other people’s work: If an employee takes credit for the work of others, or does not acknowledge the contributions of their colleagues, this can be seen as a self-serving behavior.

2.  Prioritizing personal goals over team goals: If an employee is only concerned with achieving their own goals and does not work collaboratively with others to achieve team goals, they may be seen as self-serving.

3. Focusing on personal gain rather than the company’s success: If an employee is primarily concerned with their own career advancement or financial gain, and does not prioritize the success of the company, this can be viewed as self-serving.

4. Not contributing to the team: If an employee is not willing to contribute to the success of the team or company, and only focuses on their own tasks and responsibilities, this can be seen as self-serving.

Overall, being labeled as self-serving can be detrimental to an employee’s reputation and career progression within a company, as it suggests that they are not a team player and may not have the best interests of the company at heart.  (Please visit our Video Library at www.directcaretraining.com.)

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