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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

work′ eth`ic(n.)

  1. a belief in the moral benefit and importance of work and its inherent ability to strengthen character.

    Category: Sociology

Origin of work ethic:

1950–55

Wiktionary

  1. work ethic(Noun)

    The value that one ought to work hard at one's job or duties

  2. work ethic(Noun)

    The tendency to work hard at one's job or duties

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  1. Work ethic

    Work ethic is a values based on hard work and diligence. It is also a belief in the moral benefit of work and its ability to enhance character. An example would be the Protestant work ethic. A work ethic may include being reliable, having initiative, or pursuing new skills. Workers exhibiting a good work ethic in theory should be selected for better positions, more responsibility and ultimately promotion. Workers who fail to exhibit a good work ethic may be regarded as failing to provide fair value for the wage the employer is paying them and should not be promoted or placed in positions of greater responsibility.

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