Professionalism in Aviation

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Professionalism in Aviation Management When a passenger boards an aircraft, the first people they meet are the airline attendants and maybe the pilots. After being seated, most locate the Tower as well. At all times from check-in till arrival at destination, airline and airport staff is clearly visible to the passenger. But what is unnoticed by most is the professionalism that each of these people possesses. Professionalism is the foundation around which any organization revolves. Without this foundation, the organization will be lost in politics, mind games and blame games. As a manager it is imperative that you know what constitutes being professional, what to look for when hiring people, what to expect from your employees and how it all affects the business. Professionalism is the knowledge that an individual posses about a certain field. At work, professionalism refers to a person doing his/her job with sincerity, and maintaining professional etiquette and ethics in the workplace. It leads to logical and completely unbiased decision-making, making it the basis of a good work environment. Professionalism at work is completely devoid of politics, blame games or mind games and lies within those who do their work with quality always in mind. Professionals are assumed to possess special knowledge, skills, and ability; to understand that others may rely upon that knowledge and ability; and to foresee potential damage or losses to others if they do not perform with the requisite skill and ability required of their profession. When hiring someone employers should make professionalism a priority during the interview process. Knowing whom someone is as a person is as vital as knowing flight hours and experience. So how can you tell just how professional an employee will be upon hire? It’s your screening and selection methods that weed out the
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